Melon With Tequila & Lime Recipe

A refreshing summer dessert from Food Network star Gordon Ramsay.


1 honeydew melon, preferably chilled
2-3 tbsp cold tequila
Finely grated zest of 1/2 lime, plus extra to serve
Juice of 1/2 lime
2-3 tbsp runny honey
Tiny pinch of fine sea salt
Few mint sprigs (leaves only), chopped


Step 1: Halve the melon and remove the seeds with a spoon. Using a melon baller, scoop the flesh into neat balls and place in a large bowl.

Step 2: Mix the tequila, lime zest and juice, honey and salt together in a small pitcher. Taste and add a little more honey if dressing is too sour. Pour over the melon balls, toss gently to mix and chill for at least 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: Divide the melon balls among serving glasses, grate over some lime zest and sprinkle with freshly chopped mint to serve.

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Reprinted with permission from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food (2012 Sterling Epicure).