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Mango Watermelon Salad

It is this time of year, in the dog days of summer, when I tire of the usual potluck dish that I have made all summer. That's when I switch to this refreshing salad, at the peak of watermelon season.  It is easy to make and can be made the day before, saving you time before the party.

This salad is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, the juice of the lime counters the sweet of the fruit in a beautiful way. I love cilantro, but you can use basil, thyme or sage and have a beautiful salad, too.  It's the perfect side dish to grilled meats.

Mangoes are the featured stone fruit here.  Mangoes are the most common fruit around the world, with India being the major supplier. California and Florida are major mango suppliers, too. One should be a bit cautious with mangoes, as the skin contains the same irritant at poison ivy.  Skin the fruit to avoid the irritant.

Mangoes provide 76% of your daily needed Vitamin C.  It has healthy levels of Vitamin A and B6.  One cup will supply you all this goodness!

Yield: 8

Mango Watermelon Salad

Cool and crisp salad with the gentle flavors of watermelon and mangoes.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 45 M


  • 1 small round watermelon, cubed
  • 2 medium mangos, pitted, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 c freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 lime juice
  • 1 T water
  • 1 T honey


How to cook Mango Watermelon Salad

  1. Put watermelon and mango in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the lime juice, honey and water.
  3. Pour dressing over fruit and gently toss.
  4. Sprinkle on cilantro.
  5. Let flavors mingle in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
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We are finishing Stone Fruit Week with these awesome recipes:

Braised Brisket with Bourbon-Plum Glaze from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Grilled Nectarine Crostini from Sweet Beginnings

Mango Watermelon Salad from Our Good Life

Homemade Cherry Turnovers from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Macaroon Cherry Pie from Blogghetti

Peach Pie Bars from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Galette from The Baking Fairy

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  1. This looks delicious! I love mangoes and watermelon, so I'll have to make this over the weekend.

  2. I have to admit I love mangos but do not always see them and sometimes a little pricy. That salad sounds so good I have to try it before the summer is over and watermelon is not in season.

    1. Try frozen mangoes! Those are a good deal for the money and work well!

  3. Sounds like such a refreshing salad!

  4. I adore the flavors of the season! That watermelon and mango sounds divine. We have a bit of a heat wave going on right now in California, so an amazing, flavorful salad would be perfect.

  5. I have a cookout to go to early next month and have to bring a side. This looks like the winner. So light and refreshing. A perfect way to say farewell to summer.

  6. oh my gosh i love the flavors of this- sounds so yummy and flavorful! YAY!

  7. I wish that I enjoyed mango but it wasn't what I expected when I tried it. However, I wouldn't mind substituting the mango for kiwi or strawberries, or combo of fruits with the watermelon. I love eating fresh fruit during the summer time.

  8. Wendy Polisi10:21 PM

    Oh this looks so delicious! Mango has such a nice flavor and texture for a salad.

  9. I never thought about putting mango and watermelon together in a salad before but I bet it's tasty. And it's a great hot day snack.

  10. I never thought about it before, but I bet that's a delicious combination! I love eating cold foods like this in the summer time. It's to hot to cook! (Rena)

  11. Oh, yummy! Two of my favorite fruits in a salad. Don't know why I haven't thought of this. Thanks for the idea.


  12. Mango watermelon salad sounds like a delightful idea to have on a hot and humid day. We are going to get hit with hot and humidity this week, so perhaps I will whip this up for the family this week.

  13. This looks so light and refreshing. It is a great idea for when they have mangos on sale

  14. Yum!! This looks perfect for summer. Going to make it tomorrow!

  15. What a refreshingly delicious looking salad. And so colorful!


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