All the fresh greens of the herbs and melon of this easy side dish are refreshing to both the eye and the palate! The melon can be chopped bite-sized to be a salad or side, or smaller to be used as a relish or condiment. This dish is also great for a change of pace on the brunch buffet! This works well also with Crenshaw melon.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 15 mins
1 quart


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the honeydew, lime juice, cilantro, mint, and sugar in a bowl; toss to combine; refrigerate at least two hours before serving.


Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 13.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I was taking this to a BBQ. The honeydew melon that I bought was flavorless and when I first combined the ingredients it didn't taste good. I refrigerated it anyway and took it to the BBQ. It got rave reviews. Tastes like a Mojito. The melon marinated and soaked up all of the flavors from the lime juice, cilantro and mint. The melon was not flavorless after all. A big hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was sceptical about this combintion. I was afraid the herbs would be odd simply chopped (chucnks of cilantro and mint). IT IS AWESOME!!!! I just started a low fat/calorie diet and am trying to incorporate more fresh fruit. I cannot say enough about this recipe - it is excellent. My husband even liked it and he is pretty old fashioned (meat and potatos kind of man). He said it tasted exotic. The only things I changed were I used Equal instead of sugar and I used papaya in addition to the honeydew. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a great flavor combo the Cilantro Lime and Mint bring out the flavors of the fresh fruit. I didn't feel Honey Dew was enough color so I also added Cantaloupe Strawberries Blueberries and Pineapple... Great Snack. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very refreshing! I added strawberries and didn't change a thing otherwise. I made it for a bbq my husband and I were having and we didn't have leftovers. Made it again for brunch with the same result. Thanks for the recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I doubled the recipe which made the melon too tall to really sit in the lime juice which is crucial! No matter how much you toss it's not the same. I used maybe 5T lime (one big lime) and I still could have used more. I think muddling might help the lime/cilantro flavors but you cannot scrimp on marinating time. 24 hours had it at its best. I used honeydew and cantaloupe but I think I'd prefer the honeydew alone. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Sounded funky but awesome combo added cantaloupe and strawberries for my big family. we loved it thanks!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very yummy! I added cantaloupe chunks and blueberries. It was very good but the lime cilantro and mint go really really well with the honeydew. I will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was excellent light and easy. Instead of sugar I used honey and a little bit of jalapeno jelly. It was very tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was wonderfully delicious. It tasted so fresh. To help you out a bit with the measurements I used 3/4 of the melon to make the 4 cups 1 lime for the 1 tablespoon of juice and 1 full package of fresh mint for the 1/3 cup. I also added about 1/2 package of sliced fresh strawberries that were sweet enough so that the "white sugar to taste" was not even needed. If you do add strawberries it will turn the melon slightly red on the edges so you might want to add them when about to serve. I will most definitely make it again! Read More