You might think this unbelievably simple, no-brainer citrus and mint watermelon salad recipe is a bit of a cop-out on my part as far as recipe creation goes. That’s probably because you haven’t tried fresh watermelon topped with orange zest and fresh mint!
I can’t even begin to tell you how two simple ingredients can completely transform the already perfectly sweet watermelon…when it’s in season of course!
How to Cut Watermelon
There are several different ways to cut or slice watermelon, but I have opted for triangles with the rind intact so you can pick them up with your hands and eat them. It’s also easier to lay the triangles flat on a large plate or platter and evenly top with the orange zest and mint.
They also look really pretty displayed as triangles on a platter too!
I don’t blame you if you buy the pre-cut watermelon from the grocery store, but it’s also nice to find a local source of watermelon if it’s available at the farmer’s market or grocery store. Buying a whole watermelon is much cheaper than pre-cut slices.
The easiest way to show you how to cut these watermelon triangles is to watch the quick video (it’s above the recipe card). A long serrated knife is best for cutting into the watermelon safely.
Three simple ingredients: Watermelon, orange zest, and fresh mint. It couldn’t be simpler folks. Give this easy peasy fruit salad a try and you’ll be giving me a cyber high five!
Bon Appetit ya’ll,
Citrus Watermelon Salad
- 1 Watermelon
- 2 Tbsp Orange Zest from 1 or 2 oranges 1 large orange or 2 small ones
- 1 handful Fresh Mint torn by hand
- Cut watermelon into chunks.
- Zest a fresh orange making sure not to zest the white part of the orange since it's bitter.
- Tear a small handful of fresh mint by hand to keep from browning.
- Toss and serve chilled.
Renee Bates says
Sounds yummy. I am making this tomorrow. Watermelon is so refreshing. THANK YOU!
Leslie Osborne says
Oh my goodness — making this next week while at the beach. Mint and orange zest is perfection!!!
Bessie Bakes says
Oh I’m so happy to hear that! This would be perfect for the beach!!