Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

Matt Neal calls this supremely simple fruit salad the ultimate refresher on a hot day. For a grown-up version, he adds splashes of rum. "It's even more satisfying, then," he jokes.

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  • Servings: 8
KEY: Summer, Entertaining, Barbecue/Cookout, Graduation Party, Kids' Party, American, Appetizers/starters, Salads, Side Dishes, Basic/Easy, Fast, Healthy, Make Ahead, No-Cook, Vegetarian, Dinner, Lunch

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups seedless watermelon chunks (1 inch), from a 6-pound melon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, torn
  • Salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, toss the watermelon with the lime juice and cayenne. Fold in the mint leaves, season with salt and serve.

Make Ahead

The watermelon salad can be refrigerated overnight. Fold in the torn mint leaves just before serving.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published September 2010

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