Watermelon Mojito Salad

Hey y’all and Happy Monday! This week I’ve joined close to 50 other bloggers to bring you a week long celebration of everything picnics, potlucks, BBQs, pool parties, porch parties….you name it, we’re bringing you ALL the inspiration to host a cookout of your own. Conveniently we are calling it #CookOutWeek, so a simple search using the hashtag will organize everyone’s recipes. And, we thought it appropriate that we gift one lucky winner with a prize package of everything you might need- including a GRILL!

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As part of the unofficial welcome committee for #CookOutWeek (there’s not an actual welcome committee, but if there was I would volunteer to be the one to welcome you!), I’m kicking things off with this Watermelon Mojito Salad recipe that is summertime perfect for hot temperature climates. The ingredients may seem a little wacky, but in my opinion, nothing beats watermelon in the summer. Toss in some cucumbers because not only are they also hydrating, but they’re the “salad” part of your Watermelon Mojito Salad!

 Watermelon Mojito Salad

A few more ingredients for extra flavor and you’ve got yourself a treat that is easy, fresh, delicious….and pretty to serve.

Watermelon Mojito Salad
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Aimee
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 7 cups
From the cookbook: Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties The combination of watermelon and cucumber is sort of an odd one, but both provide intense hydration. Light, refreshing and a little bit tangy, serve this salad in the heat of summer, or as a poolside snack and watch them keep coming back.
Ingredients
  • 6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 medium English cucumbers, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the watermelon, cucumber and fresh mint in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together. Pour over the salad; tossing to coat.

 Watermelon Mojito Salad

And speaking of serving, I  like to serve this recipe poolside because it’s super refreshing, light and fruity and just screams “HELLO SUMMER!”. Or, at least, that’s what I say when I serve it.

 Since we will be posting all week, I’ll be sharing something for the grill, (because hello, one of you will win one), as well as a bite size dessert perfect for sharing later in the week.

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Don’t forget to check back throughout the week with all of the bloggers participating to get some yummy #CookoutWeek recipes. Here’s the full list of participating bloggers:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin’ MamasA Day in the Life on the Farmaddicted 2 recipesAimee Broussard & Co.Amy’s Cooking AdventuresAngels Home Sweet HomesteadBakin’ and EggcerptsBalancing MotherhoodBody RebootedCheese Curd In ParadiseCindy’s Recipes and WritingsCook With 5 KidsCook. Craft. Love.Cookaholic WifeCricket’s ConfectionsCrumb: A Food BlogEat, Drink, Be Healthy!Everyday EileenFairyburgerFood ParsedGet the Good Stuff!Goodie GodmotherHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHome in the Finger LakesJennifer CooksJessie WeaverKate’s Recipe BoxLife on FoodLittle House Big AlaskaLittle Scratch KitchenMaking MiraclesMoore or Less CookingRhubarb and HoneySavvy In The KitchenSeduction in the KitchenSimple Food 365Style IslandThanks for Cookin’!The Food Hunter’s Guide To CuisineThe Hungary Buddha Eats the WorldThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetThis is How I CookTramplingroseVintage KittyWest Via Midwest

 

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9 Comments

    1. Right?? When it’s 100 degrees here, my brain may want a burger but it’s too hot to eat anything non-hydrating. This salad is perfect for those moments when you need….something!

  1. Yummy! <3 I can't say I've ever tried something like this before, but it looks like the most refreshing salad ever! So perfect for a hot summer day!

  2. Watermelon salads are so delicious but I always forget that’s an option. The first thing I think is margaritas and then all other thoughts are lost forever 🙂 I’ll have to try to break the cycle because this looks great!

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