Easy Summer Melon Ball Salad

overhead view of melon balls in a white bowl with a gold spoon in it.

The easiest healthy summer side? A melon ball salad! It's fun for summer cookouts and great for kids. (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)


  • Honeydew melon
  • Seedless watermelon
  • Cantaloupe


  1. Wash melons and cut each in half. Scoop out and discard seeds (for honeydew and cantaloupe).
  2. Using a melon ball scooper or a rounded teaspoon, scoop balls out of melon flesh. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Gently mix using a spoon or rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Use any type of melon you like or have on hand.
  • To get the best melon balls, push the melon ball scooper as far into the flesh as you can and scoop using a rounding motion with your wrist.
  • If you want to get fancy, add some fresh mint or a drizzle of honey!

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