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Melon Strawberry Salad with Lime Mint Dressing


  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

There's nothing more refreshing than perfectly ripe, in-season melon. This melon strawberry salad is fresh, delicious, and fun to make!


Ingredients

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Salad:

  • 3 cups watermelon (diced or use melon baller)
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries 
  • 2 cups cantaloupe (diced or use melon baller)
  • 2 cups honeydew (diced or use melon baller) 

Lime Mint Dressing:

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp agave or honey
  • -¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup lime juice, 1 tsp agave, 1/8 to 1/4 tsp salt. Then add in 3 tbsp chopped mint and 1 1/2 tbsp chopped basil and stir gently. Set aside while prepping the rest of the ingredients so the mint and basil have a chance to flavor the dressing.
  2. For the salad, use a melon baller to carve balls out of watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe melon. You should keep scooping until you have 3 cups of watermelon balls, 2 cups of cantaloupe balls, and 2 cups of honeydew balls. Don't discard scraps - either eat them on their own, or add them to a smoothie or juice!
  3. Slice the strawberries lengthwise into thin round circles. Add the strawberries and balled fruit to a mixing bowl and pour the dressing over the top. Gently stir to coat fruit, and then transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Notes

Melon baller is optional: If you're pressed on time, just cut the melons into cubes instead of balling them.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. It keeps well for up to 3 days, but this strawberry melon salad tastes best when eaten the same day it's made. It also tends to get soggier the longer it sits. 

Agave: agave is a neutral sweetener that really helps tie this salad together. If you don't have any, you can sub with another liquid sweetener like honey. 

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: melon salad