Fresh Mozzarella Watermelon Salad is an easy salad and a great no-cook strategy for staying cool in the summer heat! It’s cool, delightful, and a creative way to serve watermelon!
I kept hearing my Mom’s voice inside my head as I was concocting this salad, “Don’t just eat the heart of the watermelon!” Funny how childhood memories pop up at the weirdest times….
Well, I didn’t listen to her this time and made this wonderful, cool and refreshing salad with, gasp! just the center of the watermelon. I committed a Watermelon felony….hmmm, it was worth it!
You can’t get much better than a cool watermelon to beat the summer heat.
BEST SUMMER SALAD
This is such a light and tasty salad, an unexpected combo of flavors! The sweet and slightly crunchy watermelon paired with the creamy, fresh mozzarella is a winner. The two are seriously good without the mint and balsamic dressing. It’s simply over the top.
Serve this salad as a side to any main dish. It pairs beautifully with steak, fish, chicken, or pork dishes.
I also like that it’s super easy to put together, making it great for your average weeknight. It’s also beautiful and impressive and looks much more difficult than it actually is to through together, making it perfect for entertaining!
I serve it both with and without the layer of greens on the bottom. It’s great either way!
Layer slices of watermelon on a layer of spring lettuce blend or a simple lettuce leaf. Top watermelon with fresh mozzarella. Spread mint leaves over top. Drizzle with Balsamic Salad Dressing. It’s that simple. This salad is the epitome of refreshing!
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- 1 cup Spring salad mix or lettuce leaves, any kind
- 6 slices Watermelon mine are 4x4 squares
- 4 slices Fresh mozzarella 4x4 squares
- ⅓ cup Balsamic Reduction or Date Syrup
- 4 to 6 medium Mint leaves
- 4 to 6 medium mandarin orange slices
- 1 pinch Everything Bagel Seasoning or salt
- Layer the lettuce (or leaves), then watermelon slice then fresh mozzarella slice
- Repeat layers one more time and a final slice of watermelon. Top with orange and mint for garnish.
- Sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning and drizzle on Balsamic Salad Dressing or Balsamic Reduction or Date Syrup over and serve.
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Julie Ann says
Nice presentation! This looks great. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!
This looks yummy and healthy! Thanks, Danni, for asking the very questions I had! Paula, thanks for the answer and thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!
Slice of Southern says
This looks delishhh, and perfect for the 4th of july! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again.
oh definitely! We fight over the heart here! Have a great day, Rogene!
Thanks, I had it for lunch 4 days last week so obviously I think it is. have a great day!
Rogene Robbins says
How pretty! We eat a lot of watermelon at my house. The heart is the best part.
DEANNE MORSE says
THAT LOOKS WONDERFUL, I WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS RECIPE.
I love it with feta as well. Let me know what you think about the mozzarella. Thanks for sharing!
This is a great dish for summer!
In my it's common to eat watermelon with Feta cheese, and I'd love to try it your way 🙂
oh, I just love watermelon too! Thanks.
Thank you!! Please consider following me for more crazy recipes. Love your site Christine!
With two young sons, I love simple. 🙂 Thanks so much, see you at the link party next week!
Thank you! My family loved it. I hope you'll try it.
Leah H. says
Oh, yum. I can't wait to try this. This is new to me and watermelon is my favorite:)Visiting for Wordless Wednesday- hope you can stop by..
WOW!! This is a unique dish! Looks fabulous!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Have a great day! 🙂
Sarah Carletti says
Wow, it sounds so simple and yet so good! Thanks for linking up!
Carrie @ young living oil lady says
What a wonderful dish! So different… love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Hope to see you again next week. Blessings