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Watermelon Salad with Rum and Mint


Pretty-in-pink melon, all grown up, energizes this spirited salad.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007


  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest plus 2 tablespoons juice (from 1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6-pound piece chilled seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons slivered fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, rum, and salt.

  2. Using a melon baller, scoop melon into balls (you'll get about 10 cups), or cut melon into bite-size chunks. Add melon to lime mixture in bowl. Sprinkle with mint and lime zest, and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate, up to 2 hours.

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  • queenzookie
    10 SEP, 2011
    Fabulous! Quick, easy, light, refreshing. I think it makes more than 6 servings.