A supremely simple fruit recipe, a great refresher on a hot day, serve this Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint appetizer or salad.

platter of Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

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Friends, looking for a refreshing, simple appetizer or salad for the 4th of July? Then this Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint might be what you will want to serve. Because it’s easy! And here’s another watermelon recipe to serve on a platter: Watermelon Feta Bites Appetizer.

Salted Watermelon with Honey and Mint

Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

Make and serve on a round plate or bowl in the center of The Big Board! If you haven’t purchased The Big Board yet, you might want to put your order in now.

These tasty Salted Watermelon with Honey and Mint bites are easy! It would be so pretty (and tasty) served in the middle of this Summer Lunch Turkey Sandwich Board!

watermelon triangles on a plate

Ingredients for Salted Watermelon Salad:

  • Watermelon
  • Malden Flake Salt (sea salt also works)
  • Mint leaves
  • Honey

This is a sweet and savory watermelon salad; quick to prepare and the first to disappear especially when it’s hot outside. Even the kids will love it!

triangles of Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

Reminders for easy hosting

Are you just starting out as a younger person with learning how to entertain? If so, this post is for you. If you’re a seasoned entertainer, I think you’ll also enjoy my three realistic reminders for how to keep entertaining do-able.

If you’re like me, I am always needing reminders for how to keep things (life, people, food, hospitality) simple! People get so stressed out anymore, I think because we’re so busy, we don’t take the time to relax and enjoy people like we should. Or our vision gets clouded with so many recipes and entertaining ideas, that sometimes it’s easier to not host. Yikes!

It’s really not fair, because there are so many people in our lives just waiting for a dinner invitation, maybe someone who’s been very hospitable themselves, or those who are lonely.

plate of Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

My goal is to not overcomplicate entertaining!

1. Focus on making things better, not bigger: Don’t try to impress. Use what you have when setting the table, and cooking a meal. Make it a true reflection of who you are, and what your style is.

I love going to dinners in other homes and seeing how the hostess sets the table and prepares the food. There’s no wrong or right to any of it. Consider serving a buffet spread or creating a board with the main dish. It’s casual and fun!

2. More is best: Have more food that people will eat. If you don’t want to be wasteful, prepare a menu that will keep well in your fridge or freezer. You don’t want to run out of food at a dinner party!

I’ve found it’s actually beneficial to make more food than we need, because it saves us time in the long run, for the next days’ meals, if your family loves leftovers. Our family loves leftovers!

3. Know your limits: Cook a menu you are comfortable with. It may be nice to prepare a meal that isn’t regular fare, but don’t over-achieve and cook something you’ve never tried before.

Don’t forget to delegate and ask your guests to bring a dish! People want to contribute to the meal. Entertaining wasn’t always this way. Dinner parties were sort of hoity-toity, and the hostess did it all herself (or she had it catered). I’m so glad those days of hosting have changed.

drizzling honey on watermelon

We live in a more realistic, authentic world now, where most people feel freer to not have things so perfect. 

I don’t know about you, but I want to be more carefree with my hosting!

chopped mint on watermelon

How to make Watermelon and Honey Mint Salad

My recipe today is carefree and easy …. so good!

Place watermelon triangles on a serving dish and drizzle with honey.

Sprinkle with mint, and finish with a few pinches of salt.

Serve cold immediately.

Oh, and for a grown-up version, just add a splash of rum. Perfect for barbecues or summer potlucks or pool parties.


More watermelon recipes:

Easy Watermelon Skewers Recipe

Best Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Cake

platter of Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint
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Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • ½ small watermelon cut into 12 triangles, chilled
  • 1 Tbsp Malden Flake Salt, sea salt also works
  • 10 mint leaves, chiffonade
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey, to drizzle


  • Cut watermelon into triangle pieces.
  • Place watermelon on a serving dish and drizzle with honey, sprinkle with mint, and finish with a few pinches of salt. Serve cold immediately.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer, Salad
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Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint