Courtesy of, this unique pairing of watermelon, cilantro, feta cheese, olives, and purple onion just tickles the senses!

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Salad Ingredients

6 cups torn mixed salad greens

2 handfuls of fresh cilantro or parsley, leaves picked

3 cups cubed, seeded watermelon

1/2 cup sliced purple onion

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

6 pitted kalamata olives

3/4 cup watermelon vinaigrette

Freshly cracked black pepper

Watermelon Vinaigrette Ingredients

2 tablespoons currant jelly

1/4 cup pureed watermelon (in blender, process chunks of seeded watermelon until pureed)

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon olive oil


In a small saucepan, heat the jelly until just melted; cool. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Store in the refrigerator. Shake well before using. Makes 1/2 cup of dressing. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the vinaigrette and pepper. Just before serving, toss the salad mixture with the vinaigrette. Garnish with freshly cracked black pepper. Makes 6 servings

Adapted from a recipe by Chef Emeril Lagasse, this is a wonderful cool salad for summer days. Great for a picnic side dish or a main dish on a warm day, and tastes fabulous served with fresh, warm, buttered French bread.

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