Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad

Combine sweet, juicy watermelon chunks with fresh tomato, onion and a red wine vinaigrette for a salad that is the essence of summer.

Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Photo: Oxmoor House
4 to 6 servings


  • 5 cups (3/4-inch) seeded watermelon cubes

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  • 3 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Romaine lettuce leaves (optional)

  • Cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Combine watermelon and tomatoes in a large bowl; sprinkle with sugar and salt, tossing to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in onion, vinegar, and oil. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve chilled with lettuce leaves, if desired. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper to taste.

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