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Melon Salad with Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt

Melon Salad with Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt

Last weekend we went to the farmers market and stumbled upon Israeli melon. They were giving away samples and I was intrigued. After one taste, I was hooked. We bought a melon and came home and enjoyed it for lunch. We served our melon salad with mint, lime and sea salt. It may sound weird, but let me tell you, this combination is divine.

I wasn’t planning on blogging about this melon salad, but I can’t get it out of my head. I am obsessed! It is SO good. The juicy melon is good alone, but after dressing it up with fresh mint, lime juice, and a pinch of sea salt-it is heavenly. There really aren’t words to describe it’s deliciousness. It is pure summer bliss in a matter of minutes.

We used Israeli melon, but cantaloupe would be tasty as well. This melon salad with mint, lime, and sea salt is good anytime of the day too-breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I could eat it all day long. I am in love!

Melon Salad with Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt


1 Israeli melon, sliced, rind removed (or use cantaloupe)
Fresh mint, chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges
Pinch of sea salt


1. Place melon slices on a large platter. Sprinkle melon slices with fresh mint.

2. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the melon slices. Sprinkle each slice gently with sea salt.

3. Enjoy!

*Note-chill the melon before cutting/serving, if possible. If you can't find Israeli melon, use cantaloupe.

If you like this melon with mint, lime, and sea salt recipe, you might also like:

Melon Salad from She Wears Many Hats
Melon Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Fried Olives from She Craves
Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad from Real Simple

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37 Responses to “Melon Salad with Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt”

  1. Amy (Super Healthy Kids) — August 27, 2010 @ 4:07 am

    Looks good too! I’ve never heard of an Israeli Melon. We need to explore a little I guess.

  2. Erica — August 27, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    I’m soooooo bummed that melon season is coming to a close. I’ve been buying a few cantaloupes or watermelons a week! I also got some honey dew this week. The salad looks great- I always say, simple recipes are the best recipes!!

  3. Heather (heather's dish) — August 27, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    this is so intriguing! my mom used to always dress her melon with salt and fresh cracked pepper, but this sounds amazing too!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 27, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    I love melon with mint!

  5. marla {family fresh cooking} — August 27, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    I love this unique salad idea. Sweet and savory is always great for me :) xo

  6. Jan — August 27, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    What a fantastic idea – it certainly looks delish!

  7. Jenny Flake — August 27, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    This looks like the perfect summer dish, LOVE it!

  8. Amy from She Wears Many Hats — August 27, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Looks yum, yum, yummy to me too!

  9. Michelle — August 27, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    I love to use mint in recipes! Great idea to combine mint and melon!

  10. Courtney — August 27, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    yummy you just cant go wrong with sea salt! have i mention I love that your feeds are full feeds on google reader now!

  11. Doreen — August 27, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I tried a recipe for cantalope with a mint syrup and black pepper last week … it was fabulous.. and is still on my mind…

  12. Pam — August 27, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    I used to eat melon with salt when I was younger but I haven’t for a long time. The mint makes this refreshing and unique. YUM.

  13. Tracy — August 27, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    Not sure I can find Israeli melon around here, but I’d love to try this with cantaloupe!

  14. Jen @ How To: Simplify — August 27, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    This salad looks so refreshingly delicious!

  15. Becky O. — August 27, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    I’ve never tried Israeli melon. But this combo sounds so fresh. I’d love to use the fresh mint we have growing in our garden in a salad like this. Yum.

  16. Pearl Lee — August 27, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    Israeli melon? sounds delicious and cool!

  17. Joanne — August 27, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    This salad, for being so simple, is filled with so many different flavors! Sweet, salty, sour. So good.

  18. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks — August 27, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    My grandparents always put salt on their melon, but I have never tried this before. Looks great!

  19. grace — August 27, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    i’m not sure why i love salted melon, but i do. the mint and lime are awesome and elegant touches!

  20. Katrina — August 27, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    I was about to ask, after just looking, what kind of melon is that? Now I see. Interesting. What color is the outside? Sea salt, huh. It all really does sound good.

    • twopeas replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 10:26 am

      The outside is an orangeish color. The inside is a very very pale peach color. I hope you can find one. They are so good! Ours was a Green River Melon.

  21. Flourchild — August 28, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    Yum that does sound amazing. I love a good juicy melon!

  22. Emily — August 29, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    I’m intrigued! I’ve never had it before. I wonder how it compares to canteloupe? The salad looks wonderful and perfect for hot weather.

    • twopeas replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 10:25 am

      Israeli melon is similar to cantaloupe, maybe a little sweeter. It is a new favorite!

  23. alison — August 29, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    So simple yet so divine! Love it!

  24. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 29, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    I love melon and mint together, this sounds fabulous! My aunt always put salt on her watermelon, which I always thought was weird, but now I’m going to have to try it!

  25. Chef Chuck — August 29, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    So Refreshing!!

  26. Megan — August 29, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    I always put salt on watermelon when I was a kid so I can imagine that this combination works really well. It just looks so simple and summery!

  27. Kerstin — August 29, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    I’ve heard people saying they like salt on watermelon but I’ve never tried it – this sounds equally intriguing!

  28. Cookin' Canuck — August 30, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    What a fresh salad! I haven’t tried an Israeli melon. What is the taste difference b/w a regular cantaloupe and this melon?

    • twopeas replied: — September 3rd, 2010 @ 7:09 am

      Dara-the Israeli melon is a little sweeter and the one we had was really, really juicy!

  29. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — August 31, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    I’ve tried salt on regular cantaloupe before so I bet I would love this! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best :)

  30. peabody — September 3, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    Simple yet so refreshing. I love mint with cantelope. Never tried it with the lime too though. Will be!

  31. With Style and Grace — August 27, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Love the flavor combination, so refreshing on a hot summer day!

  32. Jeanette — August 28, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful when you find just a few fresh ingredients make a beautiful combination? Love this combination – reminds me of the watermelon salad I enjoyed this summer.

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