Watermelon Salad with Rum and Mint

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

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


  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lime zest plus 2 tablespoons juice (from 1 lime)

  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light rum

  • ¼ 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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