NZ Woman's Weekly

Watermelon salad

  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    15 minutes
  • Servings

  • Courses


Ready 15 minutes, serves 6.

It’s both delicious and nutritious to serve a fresh salad at a BBQ alongside all that meat. Watermelon is a welcome addition and children love it.

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 5 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 bag baby lettuce, washed
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing of your choice
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola or another soft blue cheese

1. Preheat oven to 175ºC. Bake pecans for 5 to 6 minutes until toasted, then remove and cool.

2. Place watermelon and lettuce on a large plate or bowl and drizzle well with salad dressing. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and cheese and serve.

Cook’s tip:
Use feta instead of blue cheese if desired – the saltiness of the cheese is the perfect balance to the sweet melon.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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