Mixed melon with honeyed ricotta

3
3
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
7 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Creamy honey-sweetened ricotta gives the mixed melon a dose of decadence in this dish that can work as a quick breakfast, snack, or dessert—it takes just seven minutes to make. Choosing ripe melons can sometimes be tricky, so here are a few tips: For honeydew and cantaloupe, pay close attention to the smell of the melons, particularly at the bottom and the top. Melons that are ripe or approaching peak ripeness often have a sweet aroma. For watermelons, look for a yellow spot on the bottom of the melon, which is often a strong indicator of ripeness. You can also save on your prep time by using pre-cut chunks of melon available in the produce section of most supermarkets.

Ingredients

fat-free ricotta cheese

2 cup(s)

honey

1 Tbsp

honey

1 tsp

vanilla extract

2 tsp

ground nutmeg

¼ tsp

cantaloupe

4 cup(s), diced, cubed

honeydew melon

4 cup(s), cubed

fresh watermelon

4 cup(s), cubed

toasted wheat germ

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Stir together the ricotta, honey, vanilla, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Toss together the cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon in a large bowl. Divide evenly among 4 dessert dishes.
  2. Spoon the ricotta mixture evenly over the fruit and sprinkle evenly with the wheat germ. Yields 3 cups melon cubes, 1⁄2 cup ricotta mixture, and 1 tablespoon wheat germ per serving.

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