refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

Nothing is more refreshing than melon during long hot days. This 3 melon salad with a hint of lime & mint is a simple recipe with a burst of flavors.

refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

All you need is watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe melons plus a lime and some mint leaves. The melons have enough sweetness, which is counterbalanced with the citrus from the lime and the mint adds additional freshness and herbaciousness.

3 melon salad

It’s a sophisticated yet simple fruit salad. It is great for entertaining or to bring to share at a pot luck. The presentation is beautiful, plus the flavors burst in your mouth. It its always a crowd pleaser.

recipe for a refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

This recipe is super simple, consisting only of 5 ingredients. It also does not require any complicated tools or appliances. I do recommend using a melon baller since it ups the game of the presentation of the dish. You eat with your eyes first. I try to make dishes pretty, especially if your are sharing with guests.


  1. small watermelon
  2. small cantaloupe melon
  3. small honeydew melon
  4. juice & zest of one lime
  5. handful of mint leaves
3 melon salad


  1. knife
  2. cutting board
  3. spoon
  4. melon baller
  5. juicer
  6. serving bowl
melon salad recipe


  1. Cut the honeydew and cantaloupe in half. Scoop out the center seeds with a large spoon and use the melon baller to remove as much of the flesh as possible from both halves.
  2. Cut the watermelon in half and use the melon baller to remove flesh from one half of watermelon (since watermelon doesn’t have a vacant center from seeds it contains more flesh).
  3. Toss all melon balls into bowl. Zest the entire lime over the melon and squeeze the juice of lime over the fruit. Toss to make sure all melon is covered in citrus.
  4. Julienne mint leaves and toss over salad.
3 melon salad with lime & mint

this 3 melon salad with lime & mint is super simple yet super versatile

This 3 melon salad is super versatile since you can serve it as an appetizer or as a dessert depending what you pair it with.

refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

As an appetizer it pairs well with meats like prosciutto or serrano ham, which are both great choices for a charcuterie board. Melon also pairs great with cheeses like goat or feta cheese.

refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

As a dessert it really can accompany so many different things. I have served it with cookies or simple cakes like angel food cake or shortcake. Also the melon salad is substantial enough to serve on it’s own as a light dessert.

cantaloupe, honeydew. & watermelon salad

Did you know there are yellow watermelons? I didn’t either, until I cut into this watermelon. At first I was so shocked I was ready to scrap the whole thing. And then I realized how pretty the color combination looked with all soft the colors.

refreshing fruit salad

It tastes exactly the same as red watermelon. Like they say, you learn something new every day. I love that.

refreshing 3 melon salad with lime & mint

For some savory salad inspiration you can see this post {9 summertime salad ideas} and {a delicious potato string bean salad}. Also I have some fall recipes coming soon.

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“The essence of a good salad is simplicity. Clean, bright flavors that, when brought together, bring our the best in one another.”

Chuck. Williams

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  1. Oh, yum, MaryJo!!! I haven’t made a single melon salad this summer… I will remedy that soon. 😉 I do have watermelon in the refrig so just need the other goodies.

    So great to feature your post at Share Your Style #358 this week,
    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  2. EsmeSalon says:

    Looking so good and refreshing in this heat period we have at the moment. Pinned it.
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  3. Cara says:

    Oh my goodness MaryJo, I think I am in love with this salad! I have never added mint, but I love all of the melons. Cantaloupe and honeydew are my favorites!

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