Incredible Watermelon Salad

I wait all year for watermelon and then eat it with reckless abandon every chance I get.  I love buying the small, seedless varieties, they are so easy to cut up and enjoy.  I can't believe how sweet the ones I have already tasted far a good crop!

Anyway, if you have never experienced watermelon with something a little salty and a little oniony, it's about time you do.  It's by far my favorite way to eat watermelon.  And it's totally addictive. You will enjoy it all summer and crave it all winter.  

You must experience this to understand what I am talking about.  You can thank me later!! Believe me when I tell you how surprising and wonderful the flavors are when they come together.

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Incredible Watermelon Salad

Recipe from: Taste of Home | Serves: 10 servings


  • 8 cups Cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 small Red onion, cut into rings
  • 1 cup Slivered almonds
  • 1 cup Spring salad mix
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • Watermelon slices for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine watermelon and onion; cover and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
  • Just before serving, add almonds and salad mix to the watermelon mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk olive oil and vinegar together and drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Serve over sliced watermelon and sprinkle with cheese.
Just perfect.

Other Watermelon Salad Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Spicy Watermelon and Avocado Salad ~ Love and Lemons
Watermelon Salad with Mint ~ Oh Sweet Basil
Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad ~ How Sweet It Is
Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad ~ FoodieCrush

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8 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Andrea 1

    Oh I can’t wait to try that! Have you tried making a caprese salad with watermelon instead of tomatoes? It’s delicious! Especially with a good balsamic. Or even a flavored balsamic!

  2. Yum that looks so fresh and summery!

  3. Kate 3

    Sounds delicious, Cathy. Will definitely try this variation. For several years, I’ve been eating it another way:
    Cut up watermelon, feta cheese, kalamata olives (sliced), sprinkle of olive oil, oregano, basil. Fantastic!

  4. Does this ever sound delicious! I love sweet and savory together. Love throwing strawberries in a salad, but never thought of watermelon with sweet red onion….my mouth is watering!

  5. Louisa 5

    I am addicted to watermelon too-I have been known to eat a whole one for dinner if I’m very hungry!

    My favorite watermelon salad has feta cheese, minced jalapenos and shallot, salt and pepper, and fresh mint. I could eat it forever!!!

  6. Ooh, my mouth is watering! I am definitely going to make this soon!

  7. MaryAnn 7

    I made this salad for our church picnic potluck. It was a hit! Fellow Noble Pig followers were very happy I made it. Now they want more.

  8. Rae-Ann 9

    This is an amazing recipe Cathy. I made this refreshing recipe for a sports wrap up party this afternoon. The weather was hot and the presentation turned out amazingly. I toasted the almonds which added a little more crunchy texture. I received a request to make this for our Father’s Day celebration.


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