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Watermelon and Honeydew on white plate

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala – When summer temperatures peak, it’s time to turn to a cool snack that’s refreshing and tastes great. Live Well Alabama has you covered with its Melon and Mint recipe. Combining watermelon, honeydew, mint and just a touch of honey for sweetness, the Live Well Alabama Kitchen has created a tasty treat to beat the summer heat.

“Fruit salads are a fun and simple way to bring a healthy treat to and gathering. Of course you can bring a fruit tray, but why not try something a little more unique?”

-Katie Funderburk, Alabama SNAP-Ed Coordinator  


  • 3 cups watermelon, diced
  • 3 cups honeydew melon, diced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Pro Tips

This recipe allows for creativity. Feel free to add or substitute your favorite fruits in this summer snack. Also, if you don’t have mint, basil can be used as a replacement for a different fresh flavor.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Serve chilled.

Want to learn more? Step-by-step instructions for the Melon and Mint recipe and an instructional video are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our recipes are great for getting kids to help in the kitchen,” Funderburk said. “Kids are more likely to try new foods when they helped make them.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

For more information about Live Well Alabama and to find more Live Well Alabama recipes, visit www.LiveWellAlabama.com. Also, check out more Live Well Alabama tips and recipes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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