May 25, 2023

Watermelon Mojito Salad

Want the easiest, most delicious summer salad you can assemble in 15 minutes? This Whole30 Watermelon Mojito Salad takes summer’s favorite fruit to the next level with a lime and mint twist. This recipe calls for just five easy ingredients and Plant-Based Whole30-compatible, so it’s perfect for anyone at your table! 

The sweetness of watermelon pairs phenomenally with the light, refreshing crunch of cucumber. We toss it with freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped mint leaves, and a pinch of salt. Try to chop the watermelon and cucumber into nice small pieces, about ½” cubes. This will make for a more bite-sized consistency. Also, be sure to peel the cucumber before chopping for an improved consistency as well, as the skin can be not as soft. 

This a fun, refreshing summer salad you will find yourself making again and again. Perfect as a side for a BBQ, potluck, or to take to poolside parties.


Want a patriotic red and blue salad for Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day easy salad option? Make our Watermelon Mojito Salad and add 3 cups of fresh blueberries! Add an additional 2 tablespoons of lime juice and two finely chopped mint leaves. A delicious, colorful side dish!

Don’t like cucumbers? You can still make this Watermelon Mojito Salad without it. Just swap in an additional, equal amount of cubed watermelon instead.

Recipe & photos by Autumn Michaelis
Made By Whole30Made By Whole30

Watermelon Mojito Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 cups finely cubed watermelon (½” pieces) about half a medium watermelon
  • 4 cups finely cubed peeled cucumber (½” pieces)
  • 12 large mint leaves finely chopped
  • Juice of two limes about ½ cup
  • Pinch of salt


  • COMBINE all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Serve immediately.

Autumn Michaelis wearing an apron and holding a bowl of fresh salad smiling at the camera.

Autumn Michaelis

Autumn Michaelis is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. Though exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She created the blog Wholefoodfor7, sharing easy and budget-friendly Whole30, Paleo, and gluten-free + dairy-free recipes for families. In August 2022, Autumn released the newest Whole30 Endorsed cookbook, Whole Food for Your Family. She is mom to 5 boys (yes 5!) and when not in the kitchen can be found adventuring, hiking, and tearing up the dance floor.