A little boozy, a lot of refreshing and all fresh! This Minted Melon Salad is a great side dish for any picnic or get together! This would even be a great salad to serve during a holiday party.
Minted Melon Salad
It is unbelievable that it is Secret Recipe Club reveal time again!  Where does the time go?  The month of May was very busy for us and the month of June will be even busier for me!  I have a lot going on at work over the next month and I’m sure the time is going to fly right by this month also. However, I won’t complain about any of it because the sooner July 2 gets here, the sooner I get to hug and squeeze on my youngest son Christopher. It will be a year since I have seen him.  That’s a long time for me to go without my mom hugs, so I am looking very forward to seeing my son!  Let June fly right by 🙂
Minted Melon Salad

We have had quite the weather here in the New York Capital region over the last few weeks also.  We have had extreme temperatures here.  We have been in the 90’s the last week, but just last weekend it rained and was probably about 40 degrees colder.  They even had snow in Lake Placid over Memorial Day weekend!

Because we have had such extreme heat over the last week I really haven’t wanted to heat my kitchen up. Therefore, this is why you are getting this Melon Salad that I found over at A Fit and Spicy Life instead of the Mushroom Orzo that I had marked to go with dinner one of the hot nights I decided to not cook after all.  That recipe is definitely still on my to make list though, it sounds delicious!

This Minted melon salad was awesome!

The melon was ripe and delicious and the dressing was perfect.  I loved the cooling mint in the melon salad, it was so refreshing!  Melissa, author of a Fit and Spicy Life, also is a connoisseur of wine 🙂  That was a very pleasant discovery for me too since I love wines and still am really learning all about them.  She will be a great reference for me to have in the future!  Make sure to check her blog out!

Minted Melon Salad
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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  • Ingredients
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, scooped with a melon baller
  • 1 medium honeydew, scooped with a melon baller
  • 1/2 large watermelon, scooped with a melon baller
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (I used sugar free mojito mix)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon amaretto
  1. Prep melon and place in large bowl. Set aside.Place lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, basil, and amaretto in blender and blend until smooth.Pour dressing over melon, toss and refridgerate until ready to serve.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. [email protected] June 5, 2013 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Lovely and fresh, althought a little too cold over here for it at the moment! 🙂

  2. Lesa @Edesias Notebook June 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    What a great summer recipe! So cool and refreshing, and beautiful too. I love the amaretto.

  3. Sherri Jo June 11, 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

    that melon salad looks and sounds amazing! 🙂

  4. [email protected] June 20, 2013 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Love this melon salad! It looks so cool and refreshing! Great recipe!!

  5. HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) March 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    This looks fantastic! I love the idea! We are hosting a Luau Party the next two days and this would be perfect for the party!!!

  6. HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) April 25, 2014 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I just had to come back to your blog again! I love this Minted Melon Salad!

  7. Vohn's Vittles June 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I love the sound of this melon salad – so tasty and refreshing on a hot day. The dressing sounds fabulous. Thanks for the recipe! x

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