Watermelon + Tomato Salad

Yield: 4 servings

This salad is simple, refreshing, delicious – and sophisticated. It makes for a great great starter, or side dish for grilled meats. If you don’t have sea salt (it’s worth it – give it a try!), you can substitute kosher salt, or use 1/4 teaspoon table salt.


  • 4 cups cubed watermelonWatermelon
  • 2 cups yellow heirloom tomato, chopped in large pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the watermelon and tomato chunks in a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. Gently mix to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Toast the sliced almonds by placing them on a baking sheet in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Remove and set aside to cool.
  4. Combine the feta cheese and mint with the watermelon mixture. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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5 Responses to Watermelon + Tomato Salad

  1. Jim July 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    LOVE THIS ONE. going to make this weekend! and btw, am sooo loving your blog – its like having my own personal advisor for healthy and yummy eating!

  2. jason July 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    Great recipe! Feta is hard to find here in TPE. So we do a variation of this with aged monchexgo cheese and we also add a little of balsamic vinegar as well. The almonds add such an satisfying crunch!

  3. chezdesblog July 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Thanks, Jim! Enjoy! 😉

  4. Debbie M September 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Yum!!! I made this the other day with my leftover big fat garden watermelon and some beautiful yellow heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market. I have PLENTY of my own cherry and little yellow tomatoes but wanted to have the meaty big yellow ones. I have to admit I was skeptical on this one…it sounded a little weird. But I took a leap of faith and YUM! I loved it! Will definitely make it again when I harvest my 2nd watermelon.

  5. chezdesblog September 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    awesome, deb! totally agree – this one is a sleeper hit – and a keeper!

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