Aunt Jo’s Watermelon Salad

Watermelon salad is one of my favorite dishes to make all summer long. Mix cubed watermelon with basil, mint, tomatoes, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese…it’s all good. Just do me a favor and remember to add that sprinkling of salt at the end – it may sound weird to add salt to melon, but it really brightens up the flavor a lot. 

AUNT JO’S WATERMELON SALAD (sorry for the sorta lame photo – I had a baby in one hand and an autofocus camera in the other.)

In a large bowl, toss together cubed fresh watermelon, halved Bocconcini mozzarella (little mozzarella balls; get the good-quality stuff that comes packed in water), a handful of chiffonaded mint (click here to learn how to chiffonade), and a sprinkling of good-quality sea salt.

Watermelon, Tomato & Basil Salad

Lemonade Spritzers garnished with watermelon wedges

Watermelon & Gin Iceblocks

  • Salt on watermelon is totally an Italian tradition…my step-grandpa swore by it! I love the flavor of good salt on delicious and ripe melon!

  • Stephanie

    Pretty excited that you put this recipe up today, because it reminded me that I’ve got a watermelon that I need to eat real real soon!!

    Soo excited to try it tonight!

  • Looks really delicious. I think I’ll be trying it soon!