Melon Lavender Mint Salad

Melon Lavender Mint Salad

This Melon Lavender Mint Salad is a breeze to make with just a few simple ingredients. It’s super fresh and delicious which makes it a lovely summer dish!

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Melon Lavender Mint Salad

Heatwave

Hello, everyone. I hope you are doing well.

Myself? SOS! It’s been so hot lately. Even though it’s end of August, our current heat wave has been lasting for 4 days now. Indeed, it’s been the most brutal this summer. I am so ready for autumn. On the other hand, I am not – I have so many summer recipes to share with you yet. But actually, it’s going to be significantly better on weekend. Of course, if we can trust these forecast folks :)

Without further ado, let’s talk about another summer ides. Besides, I am back with lavender recipes, and that would be my major trend for the next couple of weeks. Basically, until fall, I am afraid.

I am a huge fan of melon and watermelon salad. But I only had one melon recipe posted here – this Melon Prosciutto Blue Cheese Salad.

If you like watermelon salads, you can check these ideas.

Watermelon Salad Ideas

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Pumpkin Seeds Salad

Watermelon Mozzarella Mojito Salad

Watermelon Prosciutto Feta Salad

Watermelon Peach Halloumi Salad

Melon Lavender Mint Salad

This Melon Lavender Mint Salad is super fresh and delightful. What’s in it? Honey, lime juice, mint, lavender, and crushed peppercorns. Honey adds an extra sweetness while lime juice balances it out; and it’s so refreshing! Mint adds tons of freshness as well as pink peppercorns. If you’re skeptical about lavender here, it pairs so well with melons. As I used fresh lavender buds, this added just a subtle lavender hint. If you are using dried lavender, you will need to use even less, like twice less, because it’s more potent than fresh lavender.

I hope you like this Melon Lavender Mint Salad which is a perfect way to beat the heatwave. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me anĀ InstagramĀ message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers!

Melon Lavender Mint Salad
Melon Lavender Mint Salad

Melon Lavender Mint Salad

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Salads, Appetizers
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Chilling Time (Recommended)

1

hour

This Melon Lavender Mint Salad is a breeze to make with just a few simple ingredients. It’s super fresh and delicious which makes it a lovely summer dish! Serves 2 as the main dish or 4 to 6 as a side or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cantaloupe (or other melon) chunks or balls

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • juice of 1 or 2 limes

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

  • 1/4 tsp. fresh lavender buds or 1/8 tsp. dried (minced)

  • few pink peppercorns, crushed (optional)

Directions

  • In a small bowl combine the honey and lime juice and whisk until well incorporated.
  • In a large bowl place the melon along with the mint, lavender, pink peppercorns (if using). Drizzle over with the dressing and mix well to coat, You can serve right away, but I recommend chilling it for an hour, to allow the flavours to mingle. Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Melon Lavender Mint Salad

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    The heat wave has indeed been a tough one this week – it’s been so darned hot and humid out there! I love this melon salad idea. This is further proof that you are indeed King of Saladland! I’ll have to pick up some cantaloupe at the store, but I already have mint growing on the back deck. Thanks for the inspiration, Ben!
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