Watermelon in Salad? Yes, its delicious!

Introducing a delightful fusion of sweet and savory flavors, our Watermelon and Strawberry Pickled Onion Salad is a refreshing addition to any mealtime spread. This vibrant salad combines juicy chunks of watermelon, fresh strawberries, and tangy pickled onions, creating a symphony of tastes and textures.  

The pickled onions add a sour-savory punch, beautifully complemented by a luscious fig white balsamic dressing, while the fruits bring a burst of natural sweetness. Perfect for a Autumn barbecue, picnic, or light lunch, this salad is a harmonious blend of Mediterranean-inspired ingredients that will tantalize taste buds and leave everyone craving for more. 


For the Pickled Onions: 

– 2 onions, thinly sliced into rounds 

– White wine vinegar 

– White balsamic vinegar 

– 2 teaspoons honey 

– 1/2 teaspoon salt 


For the Salad Dressing: 

– 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 

– Extra virgin olive oil 

– 1 tablespoon fig jam 

– Salt and pepper to taste 


For the Salad: 

– Watermelon, sliced into chunks 

– Strawberries, halved or sliced 

– Pickled onions (from the prepared batch) 

– Fig white balsamic dressing (from the salad dressing) 


Prepare the Pickled Onions: 

   – Thinly slice the onions into rounds. 

   – In a jar, combine equal parts white wine vinegar and white balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt. 

   – Add the thinly sliced onions to the jar, ensuring they are fully submerged in the pickling liquid. 

   – Close the jar tightly and let it sit for about 20 minutes to pickle while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 


Prepare the Salad Dressing: 

   – In a small bowl, whisk together the white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, fig jam, salt, and pepper until well combined. Set aside. 


Assemble the Salad: 

   – In a large serving bowl or platter, arrange the watermelon chunks and sliced strawberries. 

   – Retrieve the pickled onions from the pickling jar and drain off any excess liquid. Scatter them over the watermelon and strawberries. 

   – Drizzle the fig white balsamic dressing generously over the salad, ensuring each fruit piece is lightly coated. 



   – Serve the watermelon and strawberry pickled onion salad immediately, allowing everyone to enjoy the sweet and savory flavors melded together in each bite. 

This refreshing and vibrant salad is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a summer barbecue, a picnic in the park, or a light lunch. Enjoy the burst of flavors with every mouthful! 

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