Watermelon Salts

Watermelon Slices displayed with a variety of salt blends

Watermelon Salts! Whaaaat?! We know that salt enhances the flavor of food. Sweet and salty is a winning combination. How about a sprinkle of salt on your watermelon? When I was young, I watched my grandparents Nello and Gladys Greer in St. Johns, Arizona, salt their watermelon. A little dusting and that flavor really came out! Since then, I’ve been an avid fan of salting my watermelon! I remember driving with my grandparents all over the White Mountains in north eastern Arizona searching market after market for the perfect watermelon. We brought it home and ate it with supper every night for a week. With salt, of course!

Display of watermelon slices with salt blends to eat them with

For your next summer gathering, why not try a watermelon bar featuring a variety of salts and salt blends? You can find an interesting selection at your local market– just take a stroll down the baking and spices aisle and you’ll be surprised what you find. It’s also easy and fun to put together homemade salts. Use your imagination! Think about flavor combinations you like. I like to tag each salt dish so everyone knows what they’re sampling. See our In Fine Taste recipes for lemon-basil salt and lime-mint salt below. Delish!

If you need help figuring out ow to cut a watermelon, check out our post on it

What Kind of Salts Should be at Your Salt Bar?!

French Fleur de Sel
Pink Himalayan Sea salt in a small dish with watermelon slices
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt






French Gray salt in a small dish with watermelon slices
French Grey Sea Salt
Lime-Mint salt in a small dish with watermelon slices
Lime-Mint Salt






Chili-Lime salt in a small dish with watermelon slices
Chile-Lime salt (Tajin)
Lemon-Basil salt in a small dish with watermelon slices
Lemon Basil Salt






We’ve given you the recipe for the Lemon Basil salt and Lime Mint Salt below! But we also love pink Himalayan sea salt, French Grey Sea Salt, and Chile Lime (Tajin) salt! You can buy these at some grocery stores or of course our favorite, Amazon! 


watermelon slices with a bar of salt blends

I love our little salt spoons. I’ve found them different places, antique stores, my grandma, India, my friend Denise, Amazon… It’s always fun to be creative and your guests will get a kick out of trying these different salty variations. It’s such a colorful, fresh and delicious looking set up. Come on! Let’s party! Try making your own Watermelon Salts Bar!

I love these cute little salt spoons and jars which would be so cute to serve your salts out of!





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Yield: Each recipe makes 1/2 cup salt

Watermelon Salts

Watermelon Salts

Two recipes for salt blends-- Lemon-Basil Salt and Lime-Mint Salt-- that are delicious sprinkled on fresh watermelon.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Lemon-Basil Salt

  • 1/3 cup coarse Kosher salt or sea salt flakes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Lime-Mint Salt

  • 1/3 cup coarse Kosher salt or sea salt flakes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped


For either salt blend recipe: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

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Originally posted August 7, 2018

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