Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup

©Minze 2016
My peppermint an moroccan mint are doing well in my garden. I am always looking for recipes using mint. I leafed through my one and only Curtis Stone cookbook for a Fresh and Fruity! recipe and stopped at a recipe using mint and waterlemon. This recipe is already tried and tested from some I♥CC members: Kim from Stirring the Pot served watermelon for May Potluck and Joyce from Kitchen Flavours already served it for a picnic.

Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup

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This smells and tastes like summer, I bought a quartered watermelon and halved the recipe. The second portion was just for me, in two different jars I enjoyed the fruit salad at work.

Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup

Yield: 6 servings

Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup (2)

Simple recipe for Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup


  • 70 grams sugar
  • 1 lime, grated zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 large oval watermelon


ISBN 978-0307408747 *

modified by from:
Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone:
Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood
ISBN 978-0307408747


  1. Stir the sugar, 2 tablespoons of water, lime zest, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice in a small heavy saucepan over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil. Let the syrup cool completely, and then refrigerate it until cold.
  2. Strain the chilled syrup into a small bowl and stir in the mint. Allow the mint to infuse into the syrup for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Place the watermelon, cut side down, on a work surface. Using a large sharp knife, cut the watermelon horizontally to form a 5-cm-thick slab. (Reserve the remaining watermelon for another use.)
  4. Trim away the rind and then cut the slab into 5-cm chunks. Transfer the watermelon chunks to a large serving platter, keeping the chunks in a single layer and maintaining the shape of the slab. Pour the cold syrup over the watermelon, and serve.

total time: 30 minutes
preparation time: 25 minutes
cooking/baking time: 5 minutes

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12 thoughts on “Watermelon with Fresh Mint and Lime Syrup

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  2. Kim

    Your mint is indeed thriving! This dish is a beautiful way to celebrate your mint. Such a pretty contrast of color. Love how you served it in the mason jar as well. Thanks for the mention:)

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  4. multikulinaria

    Mjam, Minze und Limette mit süßer Wassermelone klingt nach einem Sommer-Hit. Normalerweise habe ichs nicht so mit Wassermelonen. Ich finde sie oft zu fade und in ihrer Größe irgendwie auch überfordernd. Dermaßen gepimpt, isst sie sich bestimmt fast ganz von alleine weg.

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