Not that ripe summer watermelon needs to be made into salad, but hey, maybe you’re bored with plain ol’ melon and want to try this watermelon salad.
I started a post literally almost ONE YEAR ago that I never got around to finishing. Well, I finally did. Like, just a minute ago. Jeez. What a lazy ass. It’s all my fave-o-rave watermelon drink recipes. Interestingly, they all could easily involve alcohol.
Not this one, though. This watermelon salad don’t even need no alcohol in it! It’s so tasty and refreshing. Boy! Talk about a palate-cleanser after all those barbecued beans and ribs bones you been gnawing on at the Fourth of July barbecue! It’s just delicious! (Between you and me, though, you totally could sneak booze into this. Maybe not a lot, but some. And sometimes, some is enough.)
- Yield: 12 1x
- About 6 cups watermelon balls
- About 6 cups cantaloupe balls
- 1 teaspoon honey (more if the melons aren’t very ripe)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
- Mix together honey, lime juice, and mint.
- Pour over melon balls and toss all gently.
- Refrigerate at least one hour to get very cold.
- Will keep refrigerated up to 3 days.
Fresh basil or thyme would probably be nice in place of mint
I didn’t have cantaloupe but I did happen to have a chilled watermelon and the dressing ingredients on hand so I tossed together a quick serving for one in like 5 minutes just to test it. I used fresh basil since that’s what I have growing and the flavor combination was great – so bright and delicious. If I had not tried it I think I would have simply thought watermelon is good just on it’s own – why bother messing with it. But what a refreshing change of pace!
btw, I didn’t know what I was doing when I picked my melon but it looked exactly like yours, and indeed it was perfectly sweet!
Hi David! Thanks for the feedback. Glad your watermelon was a good one – you must have good produce sense! 😉
You’re going to kill me, because I always have a “suggestion.”
I think you should add a little pinch of salt to the dressing. Try it, you’ll like it.
Ha! No, I won’t kill you. Salt is a great suggestion.