Watermelon, Tomato and Cheese Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

What's the watermelon doing in this recipe? That's what I asked myself too, but it's an awfully good combination! I've made this several times, and it's based off of a recipe I cut out of the NY Times a while ago. Really nice for a spring or summer side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine watermelon, tomato, cheese, scallions and salt in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice, oil, vinegar and cayenne and gently toss with salad.
  3. Garnish with cilantro or parsley.
Most Helpful

I made this exactly as posted and unless the cilantro rather than parsley makes a HUGE difference this was NOT GOOD. At best it's ok. Tomato and watermelon just don't go together.

MsFergi August 10, 2012

Wow, we were so surprised, but this was really good! I added some fresh mint and left out the scallions and swapped Balsamic for the Sherry Wine vinegar since that's what I had available. Very good and refreshing.

tom September 20, 2009

Wonderful. I used cherry tomatoes and goat cheese, left out the scallion since I didn't have any. Like everyone else said, it sounds strange but tastes wonderful. I used a very creamy goat cheese, next time I might use a more crumbly feta.

NashJen July 14, 2008