Watermelon is summertime. There isn’t a better fruit to contrast and cut through the hot, muggy weather. It’s commonly eaten in slices, chunks or balls. However, there are many fine recipes that turn the ordinary melon into an extraordinary salad.
From sweet to savory, and everywhere in between, the following watermelon salad recipes are sure to spruce up your summer barbecues!
- Tomato and Watermelon Salad
A sweet and savory salad, this recipe blends tomatoes, watermelon, red onion, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
- Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad
A mix of salty and sweet, this salad mixes ripe watermelon with red onion, limes, feta, parsley, mint, olive oil, black olives and black pepper.
- Thai Chicken and Watermelon Salad
This salad is a brilliant Asian salad that pairs chicken grilled with lemongrass and then tosses it with watermelon and a dressing of chiles, garlic, lime juice and fish sauce.
- Cucumber-Watermelon Salad
Two of the most refreshing ingredients in one mouth-watering salad! Mix your cukes with watermelon and a light tangy dressing.
- Grilled Watermelon Salad with Sour Orange & Mint Dressing
Grilling the watermelon creates amazing caramelized markings that contrast nicely with the savory dressing.
- Watermelon Arugula Salad
Anything from Ina Garten is delicious! Her salad uses a lemony dressing with shaved parmesan.
- Roast Prawn & Watermelon Salad
Another Thai inspired salad featuring delicately roasted prawns in a savory Thai dressing.
- Tangy Watermelon Salad
This is the most savory of all the savory watermelon salads: green onions, red pepper, garlic, ground mustard and pepper!
- Southwestern Watermelon Salad
A mix of watermelon, mangoes, crunchy jicama, cilantro, lime and honey. Mouthwatering!
- Watermelon Basil Salad
Deliciously simple, with only three ingredients. Watermelon tossed with freshly chopped basil and extra virgin olive oil.
- BONUS: Simple & Savory Watermelon Salad
Cubes of fresh watermelon topped with a soft cheese and sprig of mint, then drizzled lightly with olive oil.
Do you ever have a problem quickly carving your watermelon or other types of melon? I recently discovered these melon scoops with a circular design that allow you to quickly remove the melon from the rind.