You are here: Home » Recipes » Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette Recipe by Chinet® Yield 4 cups PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 -- watermelon1 -- cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves, plus whole sprigs for garnish2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves, plus whole sprigs for garnish1 -- lemon juiced (1/4 cup)1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts of sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)1/8 teaspoon amaretto Instructions Scoop 2 cups each from the watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell. Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto. Blend until smooth. Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved-out watermelon half. Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine. Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.