Oxmoor House
Makes 4 to 6 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Seasoned in the South: Recipes From Crook's Corner and From Home; Crook's Corner Cafe & Bar, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ratings & Reviews

ginaginalove's Review

January 09, 2012
If there were 10 stars, I would give them. This is OUTSTANDING and I can't get enough of it in the summer when tomatoes and watermelon are at their peak. I prefer balsamic vinegar to the red wine vinegar, but they are both delish. Also, if I have it on hand, I will add some chopped fresh basil. Again, delicious either way. Love, love, love.

AZgentry's Review

September 08, 2012
We love this recipe and added a few flavors: avocado, blueberries, yellow and red watermelon, feta, and Trader Joes roasted & salted Rosemary Marcona almonds. It was a huge hit for our summer party and it was beautiful on the table.

gdewey's Review

July 23, 2011
I agree with the above posts. I've been making this for summer gatherings for several years and it is always a hit...especially if I don't name the ingredients :))

shineah's Review

June 24, 2009
very easy, very tasty. Perfect! I used Balsamic vinegar instead of Red Vine vinegar. If you want to do the same, I recommend using a bit less vinegar than called for in the recipe.

dani3939's Review

June 20, 2011
Made this recipe for a family picnic and although many were wary of the combination, it turned out to be a big hit and everyone loved it! Highly recommend!!

klklein's Review

August 09, 2010
LOVE THIS RECIPE. Crowd favorite.

escunning's Review

June 18, 2012
In a word, delicious!!!

nicciannem's Review

January 01, 2013

ElizabethWhite's Review

July 03, 2012
My daughter made this when it appeared in the July 2007 issue of SL. It was wonderful. I have since read of addin fresh chopped basil (about 1/4 cup), a little fresh lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of crumbled Feta cheese. I thought of adding some sweet blueberries for the Fourth of July 1 I'm not sure that I would add the lemon juice. Enjoy!

NFletcher's Review

July 05, 2010
Got all ingredients at local Farmers'Market and made for a 4th party. It was a hit!