Melon Salad with Chiles and Mint
We've adapted this recipe from the book CookFight by Kim Severson and Julia Moskin. It's surprising to think of pairing melon with savory ingredients like herbs and chile peppers – but if you try it, you'll see what makes it such a great and refreshing idea.
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Melon baller (if you have one)
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put all the ingredients in the bowl.
- Eat right away, or cover and refrigerate 1 hour and no more than 3 hours.
When you cut chile peppers, their oils can get on your hands and, later, burn your eyes or nose if you rub them. Wear rubber gloves to cut the peppers. If you forget, use dish soap to wash your hands afterward, since it can get the oil off better than regular hand soap can.