Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber

Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber

One of my favorite summertime taste combos is watermelon, mint and feta. But since I now limit the amount of dairy I consume, I needed to come up with a twist to this much-loved salad. Queue some jalapeño, cucumbers, limes and—BOOM—delicious, easy summer salad. Feta who?

Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber


This will make 6 servings if you’re making the salad as a side/serving it buffet-style at a BBQ; if you’re making it as a small lunch, it’ll make 3-4 servings.

  • 2 cups watermelon (balls or chunks)
  • 2 cups honeydew melon (balls or chunks)
  • 2 cups cantaloupe (balls or chunks)
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and seeded (I like to cut it into thin ribbons instead of chunks)
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 4 tbsp lime juice (roughly two limes’ worth)
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

It’s not at all overwhelming, but if you aren’t a fan of a little kick, you don’t need to include the jalapeño.

Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber


  • Whisk together the lime juice, jalapeño, salt and pepper. I did a couple dashes of pepper and went slightly heavier on the salt (maybe 1/8 tsp).
  • Use a melon baller or knife to scoop/cut up 2 cups of each of the melons. Skin and de-seed a cucumber and slice it into thin ribbons. Dump it all into a bowl.
  • Pour the lime dressing over the melons and cucumber and toss with your hands. Cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Mix in the mint.
  • Serve—in half of the watermelon rind if you’re feeling fancy.

Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber

Nutrition Info

Per Serving
Calories: 63
—Calories from Fat: 3
Total Fat: 0g
—Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 56mg
Carbohydrates: 16.5g
—Dietary Fiber: 1.5g
—Sugar: 13g
Protein: 1g

Melon Mint Salad with Cucumber


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  1. Yum!

  2. oh wow, this looks so refreshing and screams summer!

  3. Love the watermelon bowl! I will have to try this 🙂

  4. I love the presentation! Looks great!

  5. Perfect for a day like today – 90 degree humid weather in New York!

  6. I stopped on the way home from work and bought melons to make this for dinner. Delicious! Can’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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