Melon Salad with Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt

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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. 1. Place melon slices on a large platter. Sprinkle melon slices with fresh mint.
  2. 2. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the melon slices. Sprinkle each slice gently with sea salt.
  3. 3. Enjoy!
  4. *Note-chill the melon before cutting/serving, if possible. If you can't find Israeli melon, use cantaloupe.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  4. 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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