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Mojito Watermelon with lime zest and fresh mint

Mojito Watermelon

Not to be confused with a Watermelon Mojito LOL. Mojito Watermelon is packed with the flavors of the season - fresh watermelon, mint and lime. Topped off with a delicious, light dressing this recipe is a winner for a perfect picnic, side dish, salad - or whatever you like!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Picnic, Salad, Side dish, Summer, Watermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 small fresh watermelon Sliced and cut off of rind
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh lime zested and juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. Cut the watermelon into small triangles or squares for easier eating. Discard the rind.

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  2. In a medium bowl - add zest of the lime and squeeze the juice. Remove seeds as necessary. Chop fresh mint and add to the bowl.

  3. Add olive oil and sugar. Whisk and blend ingredients well. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to your taste. 

  4. Serve the watermelon and drizzled with all of the dressing right before serving. Season with a little fresh ground pepper and sea salt on top.

    You can make the dressing a few hours ahead of time and then refrigerate it or keep it on ice.