Watermelon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Lemon Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon honey 

1/2 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 shallot, finely diced 

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

Watermelon Salad:

1 small watermelon

2 bunches watercress, stemmed 

1 pint small yellow tomatoes  

1/2 cup fresh mint, thinly sliced in strips 

1/2 cup cubed feta

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted and chopped 


  1. For the lemon vinaigrette: Combine the olive oil, honey, mustard, salt, shallots, lemon zest and juice and black pepper to taste in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. For the watermelon salad: Slice the watermelon in half and use a scooper to scoop out watermelon balls. Put the watermelon balls in a large bowl and add the watercress, tomatoes, mint, feta and pine nuts. Add the lemon vinaigrette and gently toss to combine.
  3. With a large spoon, scrape any remaining flesh from the watermelon halves to create hollow bowls. Add the tossed salad to the watermelon bowls and serve.