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Melon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

by Capri Lilly
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This Easy Melon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is a refreshing medley of ripe cantaloupe, juicy watermelon, cucumber, and mint. You will love how quick and easy this fruit salad comes together to create the perfect snack, light lunch, or side dish. (This salad is naturally gluten-free)

If you are searching for more delicious salad recipes with melon then you have to try our flavorful Cantaloupe Salad with Arugula and Prosciutto or our crowd-pleasing Watermelon Mint Salad next!

watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

Nothing beats a summer melon salad on a hot day when you need to be replenished. Melon Salad is a pleasant departure from your standard, boring fruit salad. This cucumber melon salad is bursting with bright flavor and has an unexpected twist with fresh mint and a drizzle of honey and lime.

watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

You’ll love this Melon Salad because it’s:

  • Nutritious – This salad is light and healthy. Cantaloupe, watermelon, and cucumber are all water-rich fruits so consuming them is a great way to stay hydrated.
  • Easy – Made with just four ingredients and a simple but delicious dressing, this is the perfect way to use up ripe melons.
  • A Great Summer Side  Serve it at your next picnic, cookout, or barbecue! 
cantaloupe watermelon cucumber mint limes honey

Can you put melon in a salad?

Absolutely! Salads with melon have a fresh pop of sweetness. Melon is a great addition to a salad because it pairs well with a variety of other fruits and herbs. It also adds nutritional value and a soft, creamy texture to the salad.

Ingredients You Will Need

This fruit salad recipe with melon is packed with all the good stuff!

  • Cantaloupe: This fruit is incredibly hydrating and loaded with electrolytes and minerals! Additionally, they are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber. Due to its high levels of potassium, cantaloupe is an excellent way to maintain healthy blood pressure and increase heart health.
  • Watermelon: Each bite is filled with tons of electrolytes, amino acids, antioxidants, and healthy nutrients.
  • Cucumber: These are high in fiber, antioxidants, electrolytes, and vitamin K -aiding in digestive, skin, and bone health!
  • Mint: This herb boosts your immune system, relieves allergies and asthma symptoms, and improves oral health.
  • Honey Lime Dressing: This melon salad dressing compliments the melon and balances the salad with a sweet, tangy flavor. It really brings out the sweetness of the melon!
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How to Cut Melon for Fruit Salad

You can cut the cantaloupe and watermelon into cubes or use a melon baller to scoop out bite-sized balls. Either of the below methods will work for both cantaloupe and watermelon.

Cutting Melon Into Cubes

Slice the watermelon in half, then into quarters. Cut vertical lines across the watermelon about 1 inch apart. Do not cut through the watermelon rind. Then, cut vertical lines across the watermelon. Now, flip the watermelon over and the cubes should fall out easily.

Scooping out Melon Balls

Slice the melon in half. Use a melon baller to scoop out the fruit. It creates picture-perfect spheres and they are so fun to use. If you are working in the kitchen with kids, this is a fun and safe way for them to help out.

watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl with a small bowl of honey lime dressing on the side

How to Make the Best Melon Salad

  1. Slice the watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber into bite-size pieces and transfer them to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the honey, chopped mintm and lime juice. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the honey lime mixture over the melon. Then, toss the salad to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Finally, serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips

  • When you want a frozen treat, freeze the mixed fruit salad for about ten minutes. After that, add the honey lime dressing and you have yourself a dessert!
  • Before squeezing the limes, roll them on a flat surface with the palm of your hand. This makes them easier to juice.
  • If you have leftovers after your meal, throw them in the blender so you can enjoy a delicious melon smoothie!
watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl

Variations and Additions

Although this simple melon salad is great, as is, I love to present tasty options! Here are a few:

  • Additional Fruit: Consider adding honeydew to make this a three melon salad. Raspberries, grapes, and strawberries would be yummy additions as well.
  • Make it Vegan: Swap out the honey for agave to make this vegan.
  • Add Cheese and Nuts: Make your melon salad with feta cheese. Throw in some roasted pecans for an added crunch! You can also do any other combination of cheese and nuts!

How to Store for Later

Wrap leftovers in a tightly sealed plastic wrap. Be sure to reseal it after each time you open it. The salad is best enjoyed immediately but can last in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To freeze, place it in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

I hope you enjoy this Mint Melon Salad Recipe! 

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watermelon cantaloupe cucumber salad with honey lime mint dressing in a large wooden bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

Fresh Melon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This Easy Melon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is a refreshing medley of ripe cantaloupe, juicy watermelon, cucumber, and mint. You will love how quick and easy this gluten-free fruit salad comes together to create the perfect snack, light lunch, or side dish.
5 from 20 votes
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Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Cantaloupe
  • ½ Large Watermelon
  • 1 Large English Cucumber cut into bite sized pieces

Honey Lime Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Honey plus more to taste
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped plus more for garnish
  • pinch Salt optional

Instructions

  • Slice the watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber into bite-size pieces and transfer them to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, chopped mint, and lime juice. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the honey lime mixture over the melon. Then, toss the salad to combine all the ingredients.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

If making in advance; chill melon then toss with honey lime mixture and garnish with fresh mint right before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 33.4g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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Giangi Townsend August 29, 2022 - 5:34 am

5 stars
So refreshing.

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Sarah September 16, 2022 - 2:46 pm

5 stars
This is my go-to melon salad! I love the honey lime dressing!!

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2022 - 6:59 am

Hi Sarah! I am happy to hear it! Thanks for leaving a review 🙂

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