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Watermelon Salad with Mint

This Watermelon Salad with Mint is a light, refreshing combination of watermelon, berries, and grapes with a minty, ginger syrup.

Funny where the inspiration for recipes comes from, isn’t it? You just never know when you’re going to find something interesting.

Watermelon salad in clear glasses.

Take last Saturday for instance. I was doing my usual weekly shopping and making my final stop in the produce department.

My local grocery store always has lots of recipe cards placed throughout the produce and I rarely look at them but for some reason this one really caught my eye. Maybe it’s because I’m really craving warm weather and Spring can’t make up its mind whether it really wants to stick around or not, but the photo of this beautiful, summery watermelon salad nearly jumped off the card at me. I picked up everything I needed to make it right then and couldn’t wait to get home to put it together.

If you can’t get good watermelon right now, just tuck this recipe away until summer because it’s a keeper! Light, fresh fruits tossed with a minty, ginger syrup. Yum.

How to Make Minty Watermelon Salad

The preparation couldn’t be simpler. First, prepare the syrup by simply combining water, sugar, mint and ginger in a small pan. Bring it up to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for five minutes. Set the syrup aside to cool while you prepare the fruit.

Water, sugar, mint, and ginger cooking in a saucepan.

Cut your watermelon in bite-size chunks. About 1″ works well for me.

Put the watermelon, blueberries, strawberries and grapes in a large bowl. Pour the syrup over and toss. Serve immedately.

And, that’s it! Simple, fresh and with a taste that screams – “Come on summer!”

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Lana Stuart.

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Watermelon Salad with Mint

This minty watermelon salad is a light, refreshing combination of watermelon, berries and grapes with a minty, ginger syrup.
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Lana Stuart


For the mint syrup:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

For the salad:

  • 4 cups 1-inch watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup hulled and halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups halved seedless grapes


  • In a small saucepan, combine the syrup ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Place the prepared fruit in a large bowl. Add syrup mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 91kcal | Carbohydrates 23g | Protein 1g | Fat 1g | Saturated Fat 1g | Sodium 3mg | Potassium 209mg | Fiber 2g | Sugar 20g | Vitamin A 529IU | Vitamin C 20mg | Calcium 17mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I recently had a fruit salad in a catered lunch from Jaemore (delicious!) and they cut the watermelon into 1/2-inch cubes. I LOVED the size – perfect for a bite, along with another fruit in the cup. More prep work, but a great result on the plate.

    1. I always like including melon in a fruit salad. And the mint-ginger syrup in this recipe is great with lots of other fresh fruits as well.

  2. I’ve made this before but without the ginger. I bet that gives it a nice bite. Now I want watermelon and a big fruit salad.

  3. Bill Goocher says:


    Perfect timing on your post of this recipe. I made it for the tailgate party at the Buffett concert this past weekend. It was a hit and everyone loved it.



    P.S. Great seeing you and Bill a couple of weeks ago!

    1. Bill – I’m so glad it worked out well for you! If you’re making that recipe for an adults only party, you can also slip a little triple sec or grand marnier in the syrup. Very, very good!

      Great to see you and Cathy, too!

      1. Bill Goocher says:

        Sounds like an excellent suggestion! Will try the add-on next time I make it.

  4. I have so much mint growing, am trying to think of different ways to use it. What a beautiful and delicious fruit salad! Watermelon might be one of my favorite fruits!

  5. Lana, Love the watermelon salad. We have been doing that for years. Sometimes I just squeeze lime on a slice.
    Have you been to Jaemor farms? Its up 985 just above Gainesville on the right. We stopped there today on the way home from the mtns. They have fresh local strawberries right now and lots of good looking fresh veg’s the the spring vidalia’s are in. But you must get a fresh peach fried pie the glazed one, they are homemade and really good.


    1. Rhonda – I do go to JaeMor often during the fresh produce season but I haven’t been yet this year. Need to put that on my list for next weekend :-)

      1. Deena Coker says:

        How do you pick a nice ripe watermelon? I live in Oklahoma & we have tons of them but they are never real sweet & red. How do I pick one out that is good???

        1. There are a few things to look for when choosing a watermelon. First, it’s best to buy directly from a farmer who should be able to tell you whether the melons are ripe and sweet. But if you’re buying at the grocery store, look for (1) a melon that feels heavy for its size, (2) a creamy orange colored field spot – that’s the spot where the melon rested on the dirt while growing – white field spots indicate that it’s not ripe, and (3) a dark, dull exterior – shiny melons are usually underripe.

  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Lana, I love the combination of flavors you used in this fruit salad! What a wonderful and refreshing idea for a hot day. I’ll definitely be trying this soon! Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Lovely fruit salad and the photo is beautiful Lana!

  8. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    This looks like summer, so refreshing!

  9. I wish I was eating this right now!

  10. Feast on the Cheap says:

    I think I could pour that minty syrup on just about anything!

  11. SMITH BITES says:

    fabulous-ness right here Lana; hoping the weather warms up enough for me to enjoy this!!!

  12. claudia lamascolo says:

    Refreshing and just gorgeous, love this for spring!

  13. Cookin' Canuck says:

    Watermelon salads have always been a favorite of mine, but I really like your twist of adding ginger syrup.

  14. OH MY…what a pretty presentation. Love the idea of the mint ginger syrup!

    1. Thanks, Michelle. We’re lucky to be able to get really good watermelon and berries right now, so I couldn’t resist this little “pre-taste” of summer.

  15. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. says:

    Great one! I actually develop recipes for those cards so this might have originally come from me. How funny! Great photo!

    1. That’s so cool, Alison! I wasn’t sure how to credit the recipe and all I could find on the card was a reference to “Try-Foods” so that’s what I used. Hope that’s adequate, but if not please be sure to let me know.

  16. I love the combination of watermelon and mint. So fresh.
    Gorgeous photo!

    1. It is a nice combo, isn’t it? So fresh and healthy.