You’ll love the taste of this fresh watermelon salad. It’s the perfect first course for a summer party or covered dish for a cookout. If you’re making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the salt until ready to serve, or let everyone add their own. This will keep the watermelon crisp longer.

Yield :   6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon (seedless preferred)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine watermelon and onions in a large bowl. Add vinegar, lemon juice, mint, and salt. Mix to incorporate all ingredients and add fresh black pepper to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until ready to serve.
Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Salad!

Featured Ingredient: Watermelon

Watermelon is the fruit icon of summertime: seed-spitting contests, cold slices eaten by the pool, juicy flesh pureed and used to flavor lemonade or cocktails. It’s hard to beat the sweet, juicy crispness of watermelon on a hot day. Full of water (so it’s good for keeping you hydrated), watermelon is also packed with potassium and vitamins A and C. If you plan to grow your own watermelon, you’ll need to dedicate a fair amount of room, as the melons grow on ground-crawling vines. It’s worth giving up some space, though, as the sweetness of a home-grown melon cannot be beat! Let us teach you how to grow watermelon in your own garden this summer.

Check the belly of a watermelon to know if it’s ripe. The belly should be yellowish.
The color of a ripe watermelon is a little dull compared to one still on the vine, and the underbelly where it was lying on the ground will be yellow.