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If you're tired of your usual watermelon salad, give this fantastic new recipe a try. Tomatoes and melon soak up the tangy lime-ginger-mint vinaigrette, making them extra juicy and flavorful. Goat cheese crumbles add a nice creamy note to the salad, but crumbled feta works well too. Serve this salad immediately after it is made so the fresh herbs stay bright and perky.


Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins
20 mins
Serves 8


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  • Whisk together lime juice, honey, fresh mint, ginger, dried mint, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl. Drizzle in oil, whisking, until blended. Place watermelon and tomatoes in a large ziplock plastic bag. Pour in lime dressing, squeeze air out of bag, and seal. Chill 30 minutes.

  • Transfer watermelon and tomatoes to a large bowl, reserving marinade in bag. Toss watermelon mixture with shallots, 1/4 cup of the reserved marinade, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Gently toss in basil and mint. Transfer to a large platter, and sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Serve remaining marinade on the side as a dressing.