I love, love, love, this pretty melon salad with honey lime dressing It’s another one of my favorite salads to make. It’s perfect simple summer salad to serve at barbecues and brunches! It’s also great to make for no particular reason in mind, especially on a lazy Sunday morning. This past Sunday I made up a great big bowl of this Melon Salad with Mint so I could eat my way through it over the next few days. It only lasted as far as Monday went. And yes…I ate all of it by myself! I love melon any way – but with the honey lime dressing …this melon salad is completely addicting!!
When I make this salad just for myself to enjoy….I’ll keep the melon separate from the dressing, and I’ll only add the dressing as I go. Bowl by bowl…piece by piece. Sometimes I’ll take tooth picks and dip pieces of melon into the dressing here and there…just for a cool sweet fix. Seriously, sometimes I love this refreshing cold melon salad better than frozen yogurt…or any other dessert for that matter.
Sometimes I’ll also toss a handful of pepits over the top of this salad – for extra crunch …and well…just because I like to.
If you love melons, I hope you give this Melon Salad with Mint a try. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as I do! It’s my favorite melon salad recipe!
On a more somber note…my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma!
Melon Salad with Mint and Honey Lime Dressing
4 cups watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks
4 cups cantaloupe, peeled and cut into chunks
4 cups honeydew melon, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup clover honey
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 heaping teaspoon grated lime zest
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
Heat the honey and lime juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the lime zest. Set aside to cool completely.
Add all of the cut up melon to a large bowl and add the honey lime dressing. Toss to coat the melon. Place the salad onto your serving plate/platter then sprinkle the salt and mint over the top.