Refreshing Summer Salad With Watermelon And Peaches

A Symphony of Sweetness by Dennis Sydnor

Honey drizzles adds a punch of sweetness. Recipe photos by Rachel Valley
Honey drizzles adds a punch of sweetness. Recipe photos by Rachel Valley

This salad is a celebration of simplicity and freshness, combining the crisp juiciness of seedless watermelon, the refreshing crunch of cucumber, and the sunny sweetness of freestone peaches. Complemented by the vibrant flavors of spearmint leaves and the subtle kick of chives, this salad is a delightful medley of tastes and textures.

The preparation is as straightforward as it is rewarding. Simply cube the watermelon, slice the cucumber, and cut the peaches into luscious wedges. The addition of hand-torn spearmint leaves infuses the salad with a fragrant herbaceousness, while minced chives provide a subtle, oniony note.

To bring everything together, a zesty dressing made with lemon zest and juice adds a burst of citrus brightness. The honey drizzle offers a touch of sweetness that ties all the ingredients into a harmonious whole.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, a picnic in the park, or simply looking to savor the flavors of summer, Dennis Sydnor’s Refreshing Summer Salad with Watermelon and Peaches is the perfect choice. So, gather your ingredients, embrace the season’s bounty, and prepare to be transported to a world of sweet, refreshing bliss with each bite.

Watermelon Peach Salad. Photo by Rachel Valley

Refreshing Summer Salad With Watermelon And Peaches

Recipe by Dennis Sydnor
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 1 seedless small watermelon, rind removed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 2 freestone peaches
  • Leaves from 10 spearmint sprigs, divided
  • 4 sprigs chives, minced
  • 1 small lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Cut watermelon and cucumber into 1-inch cubes, and slice each peach into 8 pieces. Set aside some mint leaves for garnish, if desired. Hand tear the remaining mint into small pieces.
  • Play all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle honey over top and sprinkle on salt. Gently toss to combine. Serve cold. Garnish with mint leaves.