Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible


Melon-Mint Relish



  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
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  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups mixed cantaloupe and honeydew, or other ripe melons, rind removed, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1⁄4-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced (for a spicier relish leave the seeds in)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

Step 1: Combine the lime juice and sugar in a bowl and stir or whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and gently toss to mix. Serve within a few hours of making.

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