Watermelon Salad with Lime Sherbet and Spiced Nuts

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Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

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Put on ‘Watermelon Sugar’ by Harry Styles and make this fresh, tangy salad. Children might well give you deity status when they know you can make your own sherbet. It’s not difficult to get hold of the citric acid needed to make it – you can find it online or in a chemist. Or swap in a yellow sherbet fountain!


  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • juice of 2 limes (use the zest for the lime sherbet)
  • 1.5 kg


Place the sliced red onion in a small dish, cover with the lime juice and leave to macerate for at least 15 minutes, until the onions are neon pink.

Make the lime sherbet by putting the lime zest, mint, citric acid and sugar on a clean chopping board and chopping all together until it becomes a fine powder.

Put the melon pieces in a serving dish and scatter over the onion along