Summer Loving Strawberry & Watermelon Salad

August 14, 2014

in Recipes


  • 2 cups quartered and cleaned California strawberries
  • 2 cups diced watermelon (yellow and red, if available)
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
  • 1 handful arugula
  • Sherry vinaigrette (see recipe below)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup candied walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup blue or goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses or balsamic syrup
Sherry vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 shallot, cut in half and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. To make vinaigrette, bring sherry vinegar and honey to a boil in small sauce pan. In small mixing bowl, pour hot sherry mixture over shallots and let cool to room temperature. Once cooled, whisk olive oil with shallots and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula. Gently add drizzle of mixed vinaigrette over strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula mixture. Toss and season with salt and pepper, plate on desired serving platter or into bowls, then top with nuts, cheese and syrup to serve.

4 servings

California Strawberry Commission

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


Jessica August 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

This sounds fab!! Definitely going to give it a whirl. Thank you so much for sharing – strawberries and watermelon are my absolute favorite fruits, yet I’ve never thought to put them together like this!
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Claudia August 15, 2014 at 6:33 am

Consequently delectable! That looks amazing.
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