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!
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)
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.