Burmese Gin Thoke Melon Salad
Burmese Gin Thoke Melon Salad
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    If it's melon season, you have to make this. In Burma (Myanmar), gin thoke, meaning "ginger mix," is a blend of crispy fried garlic, sesame seeds, and ginger, and is eaten as a sweet digestive snack after meals. Although not native to the region, melons are a refreshing and delicious complement to this dressing, together making a perfect summertime side dish. The ginger is key to this salad. Ideally, the gingerroot should be so young that the skin is almost transparent and the roots are tipped with pink.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 small seedless watermelon (2 1/2 pounds)
    • 1/2 ripe cantaloupe melon (1 1/2 pounds)
    • 1/4 ripe honeydew melon (1 pound)
    • 2 (3-inch) pieces young ginger,* peeled and minced (1/3 cup); or 2 (3-inch) pieces regular fresh ginger, peeled and minced (1/3 cup)
    • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
    • 1/4 cup lime juice (from 3 to 4 limes)
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 cup dried green lentils
    • 2 cups wide-flake unsweetened coconut
    • 1 1/4 cups blanched raw peanuts
    • 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves, chopped**

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 676 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 54 g 82.89%
    • Saturated Fat: 21 g 103.09%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 989 mg 41.2%
    • Calcium: 48 mg 4.76%
    • Potassium: 625 mg 17.85%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 22.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 45.29%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 19 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Vitamin A 0.4%
    • Vitamin C 7.64%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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