This isn’t so much a recipe as an easy set of instructions.  I made these skewers for a wedding that I catered recently, and they were a huge hit!  We’ve all seen lackluster fruit trays at weddings and events, so I wanted to give the watermelon some pizzazz.  Mint, lime, and a dusting of flaky salt did the trick. Putting them on skewers makes a super easy, utensil-free party appetizer.  You can always skip the skewers and serve the watermelon in a bowl for a smaller party.  Or add a skewer to a drink for a two-in-one garnish and appetizer!  

The amounts of the ingredients are very inexact, so taste as you go!  For reference, a little 5-6 lb sugar baby watermelon will make about 3 dozen skewers, and you’ll need 2 limes, about 2 tablespoons of chopped mint, and +/- 1 teaspoon of salt.  See the notes below for other ways to jazz them up or substitute ingredients.

Watermelon Skewers with Mint + Lime

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Watermelon Skewers with Mint + Lime


Seedless watermelon

Lime juice & zest

Fresh mint

Flaky salt

Skewers (5-7”)


  • Cut watermelon into approximately 1-inch cubes, discarding rind and any black seeds. Finely chop mint.
  • Toss watermelon in fresh-squeezed lime juice, then place 3-4 pieces on each skewer. Sprinkle with chopped mint, lime zest, and flaky salt to taste.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.


Spice up your skewers with a sprinkle of cayenne or other chile powder.

Basil is a great substitute for (or addition to) the mint. You can also forego the salt and add crumbled feta.

I prefer lime juice, but lemon juice & zest will do the trick.