Summer Watermelon Salad


  • 1/4 c Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 c EVOO
  • 3 c 2-inch cubed watermelon
  • 1 c crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ red onion, sliced very thin
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste


  • Mix the Balsamic Vinegar and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Stir the garlic, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Slowly stream the EVOO into the dressing while whisking vigorously. Place the dressing in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Combine the watermelon, feta cheese, and red onion in a large bowl; toss lightly to mix. Season with the coarsely ground black pepper. Pour about half of the dressing over the salad; gently toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate the salad at least 30 minutes. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad just before serving.

F. Oliver’s Oil and Vinegar recommendations:

  • Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Pressed Blood Orange EVOO
  • Blushing Peach Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Bright Basil EVOO
  • Sunny Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar and Smoky Chipotle EVOO or Tunisian Harissa EVOO
  • Zesty Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Bright Basil EVOO