A sweet and savory watermelon salad recipe made with fresh watermelon, mint, and crispy radishes, tossed in a honey-lemon vinaigrette.
It's melon season, which means it's time for watermelon mint salad. I love the melon sweetness against classic mint flavor with the subtle radish spice. It’s a hydrating, flavor explosion and perfect for warm days, BBQ parties, and picnics!
Watermelon mint salad recipe ingredients
- fresh mint
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
How to cut watermelon for watermelon salad
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, convenience always comes with a price.
Why not just grab a melon and practice your knife skills. They’re so fun to cut once you get the hang of it. 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.
What I LOVE about this watermelon 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.
This watermelon salad with flecks of radish, topped with mint and tossed in a honey lemon vinaigrette…it has it all going on!
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?!
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Watermelon Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
- 4 cups Watermelon, diced
- 1 cup Radishes, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh Mint, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp Honey
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
For the watermelon salad
- In a mixing bowl, combine WATERMELON, RADISHES, and MINT; gently toss to combine.
For the dressing
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together LEMON JUICE, HONEY, SALT, and PEPPER.
- When ready to serve, pour over salad, gently toss to combine; serve chilled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to two days.
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