Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beat the Heat with Watermelon Salad

Perhaps the best thing about summer is watermelon. And we certainly take advantage of that all summer long! I have 3 watermelon in my overflow fridge right now that I am sure will get eaten in the next week!

Last summer I came across a recipe for a watermelon salad that is so simple, yet so good. I cannot remember where I got the recipe, and in fact I cannot find my copy of it, so I made this from memory using the same basic ingredients but I am sure it's a little different than the original.

1/2 watermelon- cubed
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 green onions chopped
a handful of fresh mint, chopped

Cut the watermelon into cubes. This is a very messy process so I find that putting a towel under the cutting board helps.

Add the green onion and mint.

In a measuring cup whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the melon.

Mix well. If the melon is already cold you can serve immediately, or you can chill for an hour before serving.

This is such a simple salad, but it is so refreshing and makes a great dish to share at cookouts.


  1. I think I also need to make this! Mint+watermelon=SO refreshing!

  2. I like that this goes really light on the dressing- the melon is definitely the star of this dish, not the dressing. And the mint just totally makes it!