Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Watermelon, Heirloom Tomato and Feta Salad

Maren Caruso

Servings: 6 to 8

Watermelon might seem like an unexpected match for the tomatoes and cheese in this salad, but the fruit’s sweetness complements the salty, creamy notes in the feta. For a pretty presentation, thinly slice the tomatoes, feta, and watermelon and arrange them in layers, or make the slices bite-size and skewer them for an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow tomatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds), cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 
  • 1 lb. seedless watermelon, trimmed of rind and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
  • 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. red-wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. feta, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • Coarse sea salt (optional)

Preparation

  • Combine the tomatoes, watermelon, and mint in a large serving bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, and the red pepper flakes. Pour over the tomato mixture and toss well. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes at room temperature. Fold in the feta and toss well.
  • Serve, sprinkled lightly with the coarse sea salt, if using (use about 1/2 tsp. – it adds a bit of texture); this salad can sit for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

  • FSO | 07/31/2011

    Absolute heaven on a sweltering hot summer day, when the sweetness of watermelon and garden fresh tomatoes are sliced with the sharp contrast of salty feta and red wine vinegar!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Dijon, France (501)

Join host Pete Evans for the most opulent feast Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking has thrown! At the Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc in Burgundy, the Renaissance-style surroundings of one of France’s finest…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks