Watermelon Tomato Salad

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This refreshing salad comes together in minutes! It’ll be the hit of your next cookout. If you like summer salads, you’ll love this Watermelon Tomato Salad.

fork holding piece of Watermelon Tomato Salad

Easy Watermelon Tomato Salad

So fresh and healthy, this salad is bursting with flavor! The watermelon and tomatoes make a tasty combination. You can use traditional red tomatoes or create more contrast with orange or yellow tomatoes. With the basil and homemade dressing, it makes one delicious salad.

chopped Watermelon Tomato Salad in a bowl

We made a super simple dressing to compliment the produce in this salad. Just stir together olive oil and balsamic vinegar until combined into a light dressing. Drizzle on top of Watermelon Tomato Salad and toss to coat all the ingredients. Now it’s ready to serve!

Watermelon Tomato Salad in a serving bowl

Love summer salads? Nothing like a fresh salad when it’s hot out! Check out these favorites: Cucumber And Red Onion Salad, Spinach Strawberry Feta Salad Recipe, and Pineapple Cucumber Salad Recipe. So much flavor here!

close-up of fresh watermelon and tomato salad

How To Make Watermelon Tomato Salad

This recipe uses fresh produce for a crunchy salad that’s full of flavor. Start by prepping the ingredients. Slice a quarter off of a whole watermelon. Wash tomatoes and basil.

Cut the watermelon away from the rind. Slice into wedges and chop watermelon into pieces. Add to a big salad bowl.

Cut tomatoes in half, then into slices. Cut further into pieces and add to bowl.

toss together Watermelon Tomato Salad and dressing

Chop basil leaves away from stems. Discard stems. Run knife through basil a few times to chop into small pieces. Add to bowl.

Slice off ends of onion and peel away outer layer. Cut onion into slices and chop into pieces. Add these to bowl.

Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper on the produce. Or add seasonings to taste. Salt is great for enhancing the flavor of the watermelon.

Now it’s time to make the dressing. Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a small cup. Whisk to combine and pour dressing over salad. Toss everything together. Salad is ready to serve.

fork holding a bite of Watermelon Tomato Salad

Cooking Tips:

  • Quantities of produce do not need to be exact. Use what you have or make salad according to your own preferences
  • Can use yellow or red onion
  • Fresh mint also works in place of basil leaves
  • Try using orange or yellow tomatoes as a visual contrast to the watermelon

summer salad Watermelon Tomato Salad

What To Serve With Watermelon Tomato Salad

This fresh salad would be perfect at a cookout! Serve alongside grilled favorites like Garlic Salmon And Summer Vegetables In Foil Packets (Grilled Or Baked), Grilled Chicken Kebabs Marinated In Italian Dressing, or Grilled Pizza Recipe (How To Grill Pizza The Easy Way!).

Or top this salad with a boost of protein by adding Air Fryer Chicken Tenders No Breading, sliced Air Fryer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, or Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas (So Crispy!)

fresh produce chopped in Watermelon Tomato Salad

More Cookout Side Dish Recipes To Try

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Kale Salad Recipe With Raisins And Sunflower Seeds

Carrot Apple Slaw With Radishes

Broccoli Apple Salad – Healthy No Mayo

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Watermelon Tomato Salad

This refreshing salad comes together in minutes! It'll be the hit of your next cookout. If you like summer salads, you'll love this Watermelon Tomato Salad.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Side Salad
Keyword: Watermelon Tomato Salad
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 207kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by prepping the ingredients. Slice a quarter off of a whole watermelon. Wash tomatoes and basil.
  • Cut the watermelon away from the rind. Slice into wedges and chop watermelon into pieces. Add to a big salad bowl.
  • Cut tomatoes in half, then into slices. Cut further into pieces and add to bowl.
  • Chop basil leaves away from stems. Discard stems. Run knife through basil a few times to chop into small pieces. Add to bowl.
  • Slice off ends of onion and peel away outer layer. Cut onion into slices and chop into pieces. Add these to bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper on the produce. Or add seasonings to taste. Salt is great for enhancing the flavor of the watermelon.
  • Now it's time to make the dressing. Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a small cup. Whisk to combine and pour dressing over salad. Toss everything together.

Notes

  • Quantities of produce do not need to be exact. Use what you have or make salad according to your own preferences
  • Can use yellow or red onion
  • Fresh mint also works in place of basil leaves
  • Try using orange or yellow tomatoes as a visual contrast to the watermelon
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3048IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
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