Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad

Recently I've come across recipes for watermelon salads that mix the sweet with the savory. I love this combination of flavors, and decided to give it try for lunch today.

Here are a few posts that inspired me:

So with that inspiration, and a container of juicy ripe watermelon,  I created my own version which includes salami. Yes, salami, tomatoes, watermelon, feta cheese, fresh basil, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastes great!

Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad (serves 2)
2 cups of ripe seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
8-10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
Applegate Genoa Salami, 6 slices cut into strips
3 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

Place your ingredients in  a bowl and drizzle with olive oil (about a tsp) and balsamic vinegar (about 1/2 tsp). Gently toss with a rubber spatula. Adjust taste with a little bit more olive oil and vinegar, if needed. Dive in and be prepared for a summer taste sensation.


  1. I had something similar at Hell Point Seafood in Annapolis. But instead of tomato and salami it was mint and kalamata olives. I make this about once a week. Summer in a bowl.

  2. Don, that sounds delicious. After I made this I thought olives would definitely work, too.