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Savory Watermelon Salad

Savory Watermelon Salad

This Savory Watermelon Salad is about texture as much as it is about flavor - everything is crunchy and flavorful but in completely different and harmonizing ways!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 cup large diced cucumbers
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon cold
  • 1/2 fennel bulb shaved
  • 1/4 cup chopped Marcona almonds
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tsp chopped fennel fronds


  1. Spread the Greek yogurt over a large serving platter into an even layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a few pinches of sea salt. Shave lime zest over the top as well.

  2. Combine the cold cubed watermelon, diced cucumber, and shaved fennel together in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow some of the juices to leech out.

  3. Spoon the watermelon, cucumber, and fennel over top of the Greek yogurt making sure to leave behind any liquid that's leftover in the mixing bowl.

  4. Sprinkle the salad with another pinch of sea salt then top with the almonds, basil, and fennel fronds. Serve cold and immediately

Recipe Notes

It's best to cube the watermelon for this in advance and let it sit in the refrigerator to get cold and to release some of its liquid.  Prep as much in advance as you can and assemble only right when you're ready to serve.