Asian-style Watermelon Salad

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories: 129
  • Carbs: 25/24g
  • Fat: 3,9g
  • Protein: 3,5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 166mg

Total Time: 15 min



  • 20 g sesame seeds
  • ½ a watermelon
  • 1 bunch of breakfast radishes
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 lime , optional


  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 1-2 fresh red chillies
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon low-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil





  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a hot dry pan over a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes until golden and smelling fantastic. Set aside.
  2. For the dressing, peel the garlic and ginger, deseed the chilli, then finely grate it all into a clean jam jar.
  3. Squeeze in the lime juice, add the soy and sesame oil, put the lid on and shake well to combine.
  4. Scoop out and cut the watermelon flesh into 1cm chunks. Finely slice the radishes, leaving alone any nice tops, then pick and finely slice the mint leaves (reserve any baby leaves to one side).
  5. Combine the watermelon and radishes in a bowl, pour over the dressing, scatter over the sliced mint and toss to combine.
  6. Finish with a scattering of toasted sesame seeds and the baby mint leaves, then serve with lime wedges for squeezing over, if you like.


Photo credit: Jamie Oliver




14 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks Delicious! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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  3. thetravelpockets says:

    Oooh this is a different take on a watermelon salad! I’ll have to make this next time I have some friends over.

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  4. Ana De Jesus says:

    I love watermelon but I can imagine that this take on an Asian salad would be delicious.

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  5. I haven’t tried savory watermelon yet. Well, Mexican style (with chili). But other than that no. Mint + watermelon sounds really good. I’ll give it a try!


  6. I never tried this combination. It must be delicous. I can see me drooling already. I always get hungry after reading coolinary blog posts.

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    1. Imagine me.. constant hunger 😁

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  7. lastchance3 says:

    This looks delicious and absolutely refreshing. I love summer salads.

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  8. This sounds like a perfect luch now when it’s still pretty hot here in Budapest and don’t feel like eating too heavily. Will try that recipe 🙂

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    1. I hope you will like it! 🙂


  9. Anna says:

    I love this spin on a fresh summer salad! Shawn absolutely loves watermelon so I can’t wait to make this for him over the weekend. It looks delicious!

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    1. Tell me if he liked it! 😉


  10. Julie says:

    This sounds divine! I also love that it’s only 4-5 ingredients!! 😀

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