Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts

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I have no idea how to start this post. It feels like I haven’t been in my kitchen for weeks!

This morning was the first day I woke up in my own house after FitBloggin and I just HAD to get creative. I can’t explain it, but it’s therapeutic for me.

So I opened the fridge too see what I had and the Edible Arrangement the Husband got me to celebrate the end of the conference was staring at my face.

Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts - edible arragement.

A light fruit based breakfast was exactly what I needed. So I did a quick google search for melon recipes and came across this Thai Melon Salad on NPR that reminded me of a Papaya Salad with Peanut sauce I had in New York a couple of months ago.

They were the inspiration for my version this morning. Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts

You wouldn’t think so, but a bit of spice added to sweet melons is a YUMMY combo! Here’s what I did and the result was AMAZING. Seriously, delicious.

  • ~1 Cup Cubed Watermelon (150g)
  • ~1 Cup Cubed Cantaloupe (150g)
  • ~1 Cup Cubed Honeydew (150g)
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1-2 pinches of ground red pepper (based on taste)
  • 1/2 oz Lightly Salted Peanuts (14g)
  • ~15 Fresh Basil Leaves

Place everything in a bowl and toss!

I love easy recipes!

You could share this but I made it one nice size serving for breakfast. This was the whole batch…

Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts - close up

You could also double, triple, quadruple the recipe for a party or get together.

After 4 days of absolute madness this was a great way to start my day. It felt good to be back in the kitchen juggling Little Bean, cooking, and taking photos. :)

Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts - close up

Weight Watchers Note: You decide how you want to count the fruit. The points below are simply based on Nutritional Information.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
251 8g 5g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
37g 1g 46g 7g

See other recipes using: basil, Cantaloupe, Chickpeas, honeydew, lime juice, watermelon

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    Sarah Lienard

    September 24, 2012

    What a gorgeous, fresh looking recipe. I'll definitely be trying this out soon!


    September 24, 2012

    This looks Delish. I make a salad with all the melons above, jicama, lime juice, Cilantro, and jalapeno. It is my summer Fave.


    September 25, 2012

    I'm drooling! I have to try this soon.