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Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cilantro & Jalapeño

  • Author: Raj -
  • Prep Time: 10 min (plus 1 hour to marinate)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cilantro & Jalapeño is a surprisingly well balanced dish that is fresh and light, and perfect for summer!



  • 6 medium-large tomatoes of various types, or 4 cup equivalent (vary color and type of heirlooms as available)
  • 1/2 mini watermelon, about 4 cups
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper (thinly sliced or diced)


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2.5 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • pinch salt


  • 1/2 cup feta cheese


  1. Cut tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cut off watermelon rind then cut flesh into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Stir tomatoes, watermelon and jalapeño peppers together.
  4. Combine dressing ingredients together in a jar or some other seal-able container, and shake well.
  5. Coat tomato and melon mixture with dressing and stir well.
  6. Let sit for at least an hour before serving.
  7. If using feta, wait until just before serving to sprinkle on-top.
  • Category: salad
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