Watermelon with Mint Gremolata


This flavor-boosting combo of mint and lime, inspired by the traditional Italian herb-and-garlic gremolata recipe, livens up juicy watermelon. Put a platter out at your next cookout and watch it disappear in an instant.

watermelon with mint gremolata
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 cups


  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish

  • Zest and juice of 2 limes, plus wedges for serving

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 pounds watermelon, cut into wedges


  1. Place mint, lime zest, brown sugar and salt on a cutting board and chop together until a paste forms. Transfer the paste to a small bowl and whisk in lime juice. Arrange watermelon wedges on a platter and spoon the gremolata over the top. Garnish with more mint and serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 829IU 17%
Vitamin C 13mg 15%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 162mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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