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Melon with creamy sweet curry

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 45 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Melon; Yogurt
Category Dairy; Fruit
Meal Breakfast; Dinner; Snack
Type Dessert; Main Dish
Cuisine American; Indian
Diet Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Vegetarian


  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 

  • 1 teaspoon dark honey 

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, and a pinch of ground nutmeg)

  • 1 large casaba, cantaloupe, or honeydew melon 

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish



  • To make the sweet curry cream, whisk together the yogurt, lemon zest and juice, honey, and garam masala or spice mixture in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

  • Halve the melon, and using a spoon, remove and discard the seeds. Using a melon baller, scoop out the melon flesh and place it into a large bowl.

  • Just before serving, place 1 cup of melon balls in each individual bowl. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of curry cream over each serving, and garnish with the fresh mint. Pass the remaining sauce at the table.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 118 cal

  • Total fat: 1g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 2mg

  • Sodium: 53mg

  • Potassium: 592mg

  • Carbohydrate: 26g

  • Protein: 5g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Calcium: 94mg