Mint Watermelon Salad is easy and refreshing. This summer salad recipe is perfect for entertaining. Mint Watermelon salad makes the perfect summer snack.
Mint Watermelon Salad
Don’t you just love watermelon season? Watermelon is so light and juicy and refreshing on hot summer days.
It’s obviously delicious all on it’s own or in a fruit salad, but add a few key ingredients and it notches up the flavor. In fact, that’s exactly what happens when you make and try my simple Mint Watermelon Salad. This summer recipe is a pop of flavor and is perfect for entertaining and special gatherings.
Did I mention how easy it is? Have I told you that ‘easy’ is my favorite ingredient? It 100% is!
Here is the printable version of this recipe for your convenience:
- 4 cups of watermelon, seedless
- ½ of a lime (yields approximately 1 tablespoon lime juice)
- 2 tablespoons water
- I tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Slice the watermelon, remove it from the rind and dice the watermelon. Place the diced watermelon chunks into a bowl.
Chop the fresh mint. Use herb scissors or a (plastic) knife to cut the leaves on a cutting
board. Cut enough to measure 1 tablespoon. Set the measured mint aside.
Extract the juice from the lime half into a liquid measuring cup. Use either a citrus squeezing tool or your hands.
Add the honey, fresh mint and vanilla extract into the lime juice. Using a fork or mini whisk, whisk the ingredients together well. Pour the mixture over the diced watermelon and gently stir the ingredients together so that the watermelon is fully coated.
Cover the watermelon salad with a cover to your bowl our plastic wrap, place it in the refrigerator to set for an hour or two. Stir again before serving.
This is refreshing and light. It’s a great afternoon snack and/or perfect for entertaining.
More on making this Salad
Watermelon: Approximately a quarter of a watermelon will yield 4 cups of diced watermelon depending on the size of the watermelon.
Little hands: Younger children can easily cut the watermelon with a plastic knife.
Time-saver: Purchase the watermelon quarter or pre-sliced at your local Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.
Entertaining: When serving this you can obviously serve this in a large bowl and guests can help themselves. However, this simple salad is beautiful when served in individual portions such as mason jars, glass parfait dishes or plastic 9 oz. clear party cups that can be located in the paper product aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.
Place your individual servings of Mint Watermelon Salad on a tray at your buffet and voila, you take simplicity to fabulous.
Lessons for the Kiddos: If you are making this recipe with children, here are some skills to focus on…
- Knife safety
- Measuring ingredients
- Following directions
- Shopping for ingredients
Looking for more recipes with watermelon? Check out my Watermelon Cooler Recipe. This recipe is also easy to make, delicious to serve and refreshing to drink.