Watermelon season is in full swing and I’m dreaming up new ways to use it. I had never even heard of combining radishes with a juicy melon, but it works quite beautifully! In fact, it’s a hydrating, chilled, flavor explosion…perfect for these brutally hot summer days. This is the Watermelon Mint Radish Salad.
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 and radish salad, 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 them, unlike a hard-skin squash.
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.
I actually used my food chopper for the radishes and it worked great! You can see in the pictures that it yields odd-shaped pieces. The convenience of this little tool is totally worth it! Next to the spiralizer, it’s my new favorite kitchen gadget!
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?!
Have you discovered my other chilled, summer salad recipes yet? 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 the Watermelon Mint Radish Salad:
- fresh mint
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
Tools you’ll find handy for this recipe: