Chilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad.
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5 from 4 votes

Chilled Watermelon Salad

This Watermelon Salad has arugula, pickled red onions, creamy goat cheese, balsamic syrup and roasted pumpkin seeds. It's a perfect starter or side salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit salad recipe, goats cheese salad, watermelon salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 6kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1 small seedless watermelon chilled
  • 4 cups lightly packed Arugula salad greens
  • Lemon Thyme oil
  • Balsamic Syrup
  • Pickled red onions
  • Goat cheese
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • leaves Fresh thyme for garnish


  • First thinly slice a red onion and cover completely with rice wine vinegar. Let sit for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • To make the Lemon Thyme oil see my recipe here. It's fairly easy to make and adds that little nuance of lemon to counter the balsamic syrup. Otherwise use a good olive oil.
  • Next, I actually cut the round watermelon into a square/rectangle, trimming off the outer rind and then the white rind corners if necessary. Slice the watermelon flesh into 4 thick slices and then each slice in half, then each half cut on the diagonal. You should have 16 triangles when finished.
  • To plate, drizzle some of the lemon thyme olive oil on each chilled plate. Add some arugula salad greens, lay four watermelon triangles as shown or as you like.
  • Sprinkle some of the pickled red onions (see picture, reserve rest for other salads), a drizzle of balsamic syrup and crumbles of goat cheese. Top it all off with some freshly cracked black pepper and fresh thyme leaves. Serve chilled.


Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.2g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 10.2mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.4g