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Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad: Sliced Watermelon, cantaloupe, fresh mint and crushed chilli-salt come together in this vibrant and fresh salad. Try it once and I assure you that you'll be eating it all summer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 watermelon large ripe (2.5kg)
  • 1 cantaloupe melon ripe / musk
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch chilli of flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • rocket few leaves (optional)


  • To prepare the Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad , deseed the watermelon and cut into 1 cm thick slices, two-bite sized.
  • Deseed and cut the cantaloupe into wedges.
  • On a platter, arrange the watermelon slices. Top with cantaloupe wedges.
  • Drizzle the honey over the cantaloupe layer.
  • In a pan, lightly toast the salt and cumin seeds for 30 seconds. After 2-3 minutes, crush it along with the chilli flakes in a mortar-pestle.
  • Sprinkle this chilli-salt mix over the entire salad.
  • Spread mint and rocket leaves over the salad.
  • Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours and serve chilled.


Nutrition Bytes - Watermelon
Ripe watermelon is a decent source of vitamin C, antioxidant lycopene and beta carotene. Since watermelons are 90% water, it is a refreshing way to stay hydrated on hot days.