Make Ahead

Watermelon Tomato Salad, for Picnicking

July  7, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2 to 4
Author Notes

This raw, vegan, and ultra-hydrating salad is made with fragrant, ripe heirloom tomatoes, juicy watermelon, crispy cucumbers, fresh mint, and creamy, creamy avocado. I serve mine with an ice-old glass of rosé, bumpin’ bluegrass, and a healthy dose of sunshine. —Alexandra Tallulah

Test Kitchen Notes

I’ve always been a bit weary of adding watermelon to salads. Why risk ruining the melon when it’s so good alone? But this definitely converted me. It’s crunchy without being hard, and its sweetness can make up for lackluster tomatoes. Heads up on the mint: You might want to use less or cut it with some basil if you aren’t a diehard mint fan. —Heather | Delicious Not Gorgeous

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 large watermelon, rind removed, cubed
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced into medallions
  • 1/2 avocado, skin and pit removed, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, sliced into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup baby greens
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large bowl, carefully toss the watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, mint, and baby greens.
  2. Dress with olive oil and season to taste. Serve in your favorite bowl. Enjoy!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • LeBec Fin
    LeBec Fin
  • byb
  • Alexandra Tallulah
    Alexandra Tallulah
  • Michelle

4 Reviews

LeBec F. April 17, 2015
I love the brightness of the flavors you've put together, particularly the mint. Watermelon is such a fav thing for me. I do think i'm going to start off holding back on some of the mint and watermelon, but i may just be adding it all in later too! thx for the inspiration! are you vegan?
Michelle August 22, 2014
The mint and watermelon flavors overpowered everything else. It was far too sweet and a waste of delicious heirloom tomatoes.
Alexandra T. August 22, 2014
Michelle, I am so sorry you had that experience! The intention is for every ingredient to shine which has been the case making this salad personally and having it replicated by friends and my online community! Again, I apologize! x
byb July 9, 2014
Oh my goodness, this looks beautiful and the flavors sound lovely together!