Wednesday, July 3, 2013

18 Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Savory Watermelon Salad from
Martha, Martha, Martha....another salad inspired by Martha Stewart.  I discovered this deliciousness back in the summer of 2007 and my family has been begging me to make it EVER since!

This recipe is adapted from Everyday Food , July/August 2007. 

When I first read this recipe, I have to be honest, the thought of putting sweet watermelon...with savory onion and feta...made me crinkle my nose. (in a bad way)  My hubby, who is more food adventurous than I, convinced me to try it.  Boy am I GLAD WE DID!!!

Savory Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is a staple of summer! That refreshing melon ~ a symbol of Summertime!
Make this for your next family gathering or BBQ...I PROMISE it will be a hit!!





  • 12 oz. of salad (your choice or a mix - romaine, arugula, bib)
  • 3 cups of seedless watermelon, cut into bite sized chunks and chilled
  • 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 oz of feta or goat cheese


  • 2 Tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • coarse salt
  • ground pepper


In a small bowl whisk the white wine vinegar and oil together.  Season with your coarse salt and ground pepper.
Watermelon Salad Dressing

I like to use my "Old School" Good Seasons Dressing Carafe and just shake it up!

Set the dressing aside...

Salad Tossing Time

In a large bowl, combine the salad, read onions and cheese.  

red onions
 This time I used Goat Cheese but I have used feta...plain and seasoned.  All provide a delicious, unique flavor!

Toss with Dressing...and...YUM!!
Savory Watermelson Salad
Watermelson Salad

Time for Lunch...

Watermelson Salad

Make this Savory Watermelon Salad  for your next family gathering or BBQ...
I PROMISE it will be a hit!!

Let me know if you try this yummy-ness...

What Summer Salads are repeat performers at your home?

Thanks for Reading


  1. This looks so yummy, Sharon! Thank you so much for Linking Up at the DIY Showcase this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  2. Hi There! I wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful & Domestic Recipes. Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

    1. I am thrilled that you included my salad in your amazing line up!
      Thank you Danielle!

  3. This looks yummy, I'm going to try this!

  4. Hi Sharon, I don't think I have ever had watermelon in a salad. I'll have to try it. Martha Stewart & her big team of creative help! I love her. Hope your having a great week! Thanks for sharing & linking up at Theresa

    1. I was not a fan of the idea of watermelon in a salad...but I am so glad I tried it! The sweet mixed with the savory is really delicious!
      Hope you'll give it a try Theresa!
      Enjoy your week as well!

  5. My fruit loving family would love this! Gotta love Martha Stewert and her deliciousness!!

    1. I agree...everything I make from Martha seems to be a HIT!

  6. Thanks for previously linking this recipe to my Tasty Thursdays party. I have featured it in my newest wonderful watermelon post. Enjoy!! Nichi

  7. I might have to try this! Looks delish.


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