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Ginger Melon Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

Louise | August 17
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This ginger melon salad recipe is great as a starter or just as a salad to accompany your meal. It’s refreshing and delicious.

This recipe is easy to make and is perfect for a variety of diets including Paleo, AIP (autoimmune protocol), and it’s also vegetarian-friendly.

Ginger Melon Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

I came up with this recipe when I had half a melon left over from making these kiwi melon ice pops. It’s super easy to make, and below are some step-by-step photos. For ideas on what to serve with this salad, check out the suggestions near the bottom of this post.

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Ingredients for Melon Salad Recipe

This is a really simple salad made with fresh ingredients. I used galia melon (which is a cross between a honeydew and a cantaloupe melon) for this Paleo salad recipe, but you can use honeydew or cantaloupe melon instead.

The key ingredient in this dish is really the fresh ginger – it adds a zing to the flavor. Use extra virgin olive oil and sea salt to enhance the taste as well.
Ingredients for ginger melon salad recipe

Step 1:

Place the salad leaves in a bowl and add in the extra virgin olive oil.
Salad leaves with olive oil

Step 2:

Sprinkle in the sea salt.
Add in sea salt to salad

Step 3:

Grate or dice some fresh ginger and add it into the salad.
Add in fresh ginger to salad

Step 4:

Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice to the melon salad.
Add in lemon juice

Step 5:

Dice the melon into small chunks and add to the bowl. I like to slice the melon and then cut it into small pieces.
Add in melon

Step 6:

Dice some cucumber into small pieces and add into the bowl.  The cucumber chunks should be cut to a similar size as the melon chunks.  The cucumber adds extra crunch and makes the salad less sweet and more refreshing.
Add in cucumber

Step 7:

Toss the salad really well – I like to just use my hands to get the ginger, sea salt, fresh lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil really mixed in.
Toss salad

What To Eat This Melon Salad With?

Enjoy this melon salad with some Slow Cooker Apple Honey Chicken Drumsticks or Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops or Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce. They’re all easy to make and delicious to eat.

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Ginger Melon Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Side dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 large handfuls of salad leaves (or spinach)
  • 1/2 small melon, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated or diced into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)


  1. Place everything into a salad bowl and toss well.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g