It’s melon season, which means it’s flippin hot outside! I’m not sure where I ever got the idea to make a watermelon mint radish salad, but for the love of cooling off, this one does the job! I love the melon sweetness against the radish spice, and oh yeah, mint! It’s a hydrating, flavor explosion…perfect for those brutally hot days.
Watermelon Mint Radish Salad
Summer produce inspires me…especially recipes that combine fruits and vegetables.
But…they must be done right, you know, with the right texture and flavor combination.
This watermelon salad with flecks of radish, topped with mint and tossed in a honey lemon vinaigrette…it has it all going on!
The hardest part about this salad…is dicing the watermelon into those cute little 1/2” pieces.
If that’s too much of a pain, you could always buy the pre-cut melon pieces. But, their convenience comes with a price.
Why not just grab a melon and practice your knife skills?
They’re so fun to cut because a sharp knife goes right through. It’s easier than cutting butter LOL.
You must be careful and prevent the melon from rolling when you initially cut into it. Do this by cutting off and inch or two from each end, and using either end as a base to stand it up.
As for the radishes, feel free to chop them into any bite-sized shape you like. You could even pulse them in a food processor for a few seconds, but be careful…don’t liquify them.
Wanna know what I LOVE about this salad?
Everything! Every time I bit into it, I feel instantly hydrated! And of course I eat a bunch at once, because I’m a watermelon-binger.
I also love that it only involves a little chopping, whisking, tossing, and chilling…and you’re done!
The spicy, crisp radishes against the tender, juicy watermelon, sweetened with a little honey and lemon?…what’s not to love?!
Wanna chill with some other summer salads?
Lemony Kale Chickpea Avocado Salad is my most popular vegan recipe. It’s a meal in itself!
Also, my Brussels Sprout Slaw is another fruit-meets veggie salad with apples, carrots, finely shaved brussels sprouts, kale, and almonds in an Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
Ingredients you’ll need for Watermelon Mint Radish Salad:
- fresh mint
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
Tools I use for this recipe:
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