Lemony Minty Melon Salad
Back at the Jedi Temple before the emergence of the Empire, the old master had occasionally pottered around in the temple kitchens. On one occasion, a shipment of melons had arrived. Getting a sudden craving for the juicy fruit, the diminutive master concocted this refreshing tart and minty melon salad. When Master Mace Windu came upon him enjoying this fruity treat, Yoda offered him a sample. The normally stoic Jedi Master’s eyes widened and he practically pranced around in an unseemly display in the solarium gushing about how delicious it was.
During his years of exile as he waited for the son of the Chosen One to grow up and be directed to him to complete his Jedi training, Yoda had plenty of time to explore his adopted home. In the course of his explorations he came across patches of both types of melons he had used to create the melon salad back at the Jedi Temple. He had also found a grove of citrus trees as well as various types of herbs.
Gathering all the ingredients together, he made the tart juicy concoction again and indulged himself in memories of happier times.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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