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Watermelon Fruit Salad Bowl

No recipe image available.Lightly sweetened melons, grapes and tropical fruits are served in a carved watermelon-rind 'bowl'. Try cutting a scalloped, or sawtooth, rim around the edge of the watermelon for a special presentation.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large watermelon
1 cantaloupe, halved and seeded
1 honeydew melon, halved and seeded
2 (15-ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained
2 cups halved fresh strawberries
2 cups seedless grapes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

Cooking Directions:

  1. With a large, sharp knife, remove the top 1/4 section of the watermelon. With a melon baller, scoop flesh from inside of watermelon, removing as many seeds as possible. Leave 1/2 inch of flesh inside the shell of the watermelon. Scoop cantaloupe and honeydew in the same manner, removing as much flesh as possible, and discarding the rinds. Refrigerate fruits separately until ready to assemble.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener to a boil. Remove from heat, and continue stirring until Splenda® Granulated Sweetener has completely dissolved. Add lemon zest, and set aside to cool.
  3. To serve, place watermelon balls, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes, in a large mixing bowl. Pour syrup over, and toss thoroughly. Transfer mixture to watermelon bowl, and serve. Set aside any fruit mixture that will not fit. There will be enough fruit to refill the bowl.

Makes 20 servings.

Note: Submitted by a home cook, this recipe has not been tested by the Splenda® Test Kitchens.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories: 180; Calories from Fat: 10; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 20mg; Total Carbs: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 37g; Protein: 3g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.