Cool Down with Spiced Melon

Spiced MelonThis lightly pickled and spiced (not spicy) melon is quick, easy and a perfect refreshing side for some great grilled food!

Cool Spiced Melon

serves 6 to 8

1 cup water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup light agave syrup or honey
1 whole cinnamon stick (3 to 4 inches)
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon pickling spice
2 strips lemon zest (removed with a vegetable peeler)
4 to 5 cups cubed watermelon
4 to 5 cups cubed cantaloupe

Add all of the ingredients, except the melon, to a saucepan and bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.  Place melon in a large bowl and pour the spiced liquid over the melon and give a light toss.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours; giving it a good stir once in a while.  Can be made a day ahead.

Cheers and Happy Grilling!
– Jeff

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