Rockmelon & Spinach Salad w Ginger, Peppermint & Pepper

Rockmelon & Spinach Salad w Ginger, Peppermint & Pepper
This dish is just unreal, the freshness of the cold rockmelon against the bite of the ginger and pepper, then lifted by the peppermint.... wow. It's simple dishes like this that make me thank Mother Nature for her beautiful flavours. The spinach I added purely for health (I eat spinach, kale or watercress every day), but goes extremely well with the melon, even if you would serve it as dessert (I'm love having it as a main with a sprinkle of hemp seeds or nuts). If you can't find peppermint leaves (it does well in our garden), then you'll have to make do with mint, but I'm sure that will be pretty awesome too ;-)
Cuisine: vegan, nutritarian
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
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You need
  • ~250gr cold rockmelon (cantaloupe)
  • ½ tbsp chopped peppermint leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • a cup of spinach leaves
To do
  1. scoop balls with a melon baller, or cut cubes
  2. chop your mint, grate the ginger (a zester works well here), grind the pepper and mix with the melon balls
  3. place the spinach in a bowl and add the melon, or just mix the whole lot
  4. ready to eat!