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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

Watermelon salads are fast becoming a new Culinary Cartel staple – and this refreshing and hydrating tomato and watermelon salad is no exception. Perfectly straddling the line between salty, sweet and acidic, get ready for a new salad experience!

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Who doesn’t love a colourful and crunchy summer salad? Enter the cooling and hydrating double-whammy of watermelon and tomato salad. Basically, watermelon is the new salad wunderkind, and for good reason! The flavours are mild and sweet, and pair perfectly with fruits and vegetables alike. Don’t believe me? Give this Vietnamese-inspired watermelon salad a try.

What you will need

  • Watermelon (regular size is fine, but you can always try a mini watermelon too!)

  • Tomatoes (this salad is particularly delicious with heirloom or cherry tomatoes, rather than simple jam tomatoes)

  • Mint (use the freshest mint leaves you can get your hands on)

  • Red onion 

The ingredient list for this watermelon salad is short and tasty, and the preparation method couldn’t be simpler. Indeed, the flavours here simply speak for themselves! You will need only 4 basic ingredients, and under 15 minutes to throw this showstopper together. So let’s get to it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

This salad is best served immediately after assembly. If you have leftovers, place them in a tightly-sealed, airtight container and refrigerate. It should last about a day in the fridge. 

Can I add cheese to this?

This light and refreshing salad is delicious on its own. If you have a dairy craving, it will be delicious with some chopped feta, bocconcini or ripped-up burrata!

Why use a melon baller to prepare the watermelon for the salad?

If you have a melon baller, the adorably-sized chunks of watermelon will imitate the shape and colour of cherry tomatoes. If you haven’t got one, don’t worry! Your salad will still look beautiful and taste delicious.

 

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad


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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: < 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Watermelon salads are fast becoming a new Culinary Cartel staple – and this refreshing and hydrating tomato and watermelon salad is no exception. Perfectly straddling the line between salty, sweet and acidic, get ready for a new salad experience!


Ingredients

Units
  • 1 small watermelon
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 15g mint
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Begin by pickling the onions. Slice them into half-moons and add them to a bowl. Add the vinegar, sugar and salt and stir to cover all of the onion slices.
  2. While the onions are pickling, slice your melon in half lengthways and ball your melon using a melon baller. If you do not have a melon baller, slice the watermelon into chunks similar in size to the tomatoes.
  3. Wash your tomatoes and slice some in half, while keeping some whole to provide some texture.
  4. Roughly chop the mint.
  5. Combine the melon, tomatoes, pickled onions and one-third of the mint in a bowl and add the pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate and pour over the olive oil, as well as the remaining two-thirds of mint.
  • Prep Time: <15 Minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 266.78kcal
  • Sugar: 43.92g
  • Sodium: 272.15mg
  • Fat: 5.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.94g
  • Fiber: 4.26g
  • Protein: 5.14g
  • Cholesterol: 0.39mg
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