Watermelon Summer Salad

watermelon salad 

While the watermelon steak may get all the attention, this classic savory watermelon sequal, keeps the pristine juicy watermelon intact. This a great summer salad that’s light and delicious. Adapted from Simply Recipes, this is so quick and easy to put together. Feel free to add/substitute other fruits such as slices of mandarin orange or apple and herbs such as basil.


Watermelon Mint Cotija Salad ( adapted from Simply Recipes)
Printable Recipe

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chiffonade
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 ts sugar
  • Cotija or feta cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • spiced candied kumquats (optional–we love this stuff and still had some left)

First pickle the onions in the lime juice with sugar and pinch of salt for about 10-15 min. In mixing bowl, combine watermelons, onions with lime juice, and mint. Mix gently, so as not to break the watermelon cubes. Drizzle with bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately topped with cotija or feta cheese. Of course, we added the candied kumquats which goes well with almost everything!

watermelon salad
The epitome of light and refreshing!! 

Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer…We’re off to the Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks and hopefully will have plenty of great pictures to show for it when we get back. 

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