Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Honeydew Melon with Ginger Honey Mint Yogurt

Simply delicious, healthy and refreshing!
     Chefs always think of ways to make something special.  A melon cup or fruit cup is a typical side dish for breakfast in many restaurants.  In cheap "Greasy Spoon" diners, the fruit cup may be made with canned fruit or fresh fruit.  At fine dining restaurants, a fruit cup may be more of tasteful experience.
     Goats milk yogurt and mint sauces are popular in the middle east.  Yogurt and mint is a very refreshing combination.  Ginger is a common middle eastern spice and it goes well with yogurt and mint.  Medicinally, ginger is one of the best ways to start a day.  Ginger is an antioxidant, a blood circulatory aid and an it is an anti cancer food.  Starting the day with some ginger has its benefits.
     Ginger Honey Mint Yogurt Recipe: 
     Place 4 ounces of Greek style goats milk yogurt into a small mixing bowl.
     Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
     Add 1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh mint leaves.
     Add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger paste.
     Mix the ingredients together.

     Honeydew Melon with Ginger Honey Mint Yogurt:
     Cut some peeled seeded ripe honeydew into bite size pieces.
     Place the honeydew pieces in a fruit cup, a shallow ramekin or a custard dish.
     Spoon the ginger honey mint yogurt over the honeydew.
     Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
     This simple fruit cup is pretty to look at and it is a healthy way to start a day!  ...  Shawna

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