Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Grishma Shah
from Nashville, TN

Watermelon Mozzarella Salad is very easy to make, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing. It is perfect for your BBQ parties or any other summer gatherings. The original recipe uses cantaloupe but I really did not enjoy the flavors. But when I tried it with cold watermelon, I fell in love with it. The magic is all in the zesty salad dressing! It helps to bring out the flavors of watermelon and marinates Mozzarella as well. And believe me, it is very refreshing, light, and delicious. Now we prefer to eat watermelon this way only!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This whole watermelon mozzarella salad tastes like summer. Light and refreshing, it would be perfect to enjoy at home or on a picnic. The mint dressing is sweet and tangy with a little kick. Don't be afraid of the crushed red pepper. It's a little surprise but not overwhelming. We put this on toothpicks, but you can easily serve it in a bowl.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   3 c
    cold watermelon bite-sized balls or cubes
  •   1 c
    bite-sized fresh part-skim mozzarella balls or cubes (about an 8 oz package)
  •   2 Tbsp
  •   2 1/2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •   2 Tbsp
    freshly chopped mint leaves
  •   pinch
  •   pinch
    red crushed pepper

How To Make

  • 1
    Put watermelon cubes and mozzarella in a serving bowl.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, chopped mint, salt, and crushed red pepper.
  • 3
    Pour dressing over the melon and mozzarella.
  • 4
    Then toss to combine.
  • 5
    Serve immediately. Enjoy!! I guarantee this will surely please you and your family.