Watermelon Vinaigrette {recipe}

Watermelon Vinaigrette

Watermelon Vinaigrette Recipe

The original recipe by Suzanne Goin included a complete Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese onto which the vinaigrette is drizzled. The salad is nothing more complicated than tossing together sliced tomatoes, watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, sliced shallots, and shredded mint.

The vinaigrette works, of course, with just about any combination of summer produce, especially strong/bitter greens.

adapted from Suzanne Goin
makes about 1½ cups


2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 cups watermelon juice
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper


Place the watermelon juice in a saucepan and reduce over high heat until you have ¼ cup. It took about 40 minutes for. Cool.

Combine the vinegars, watermelon juice reduction, salt, and pepper in bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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1 T P August 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

Summer Summer Summer! So true!  Summer was terrible where I live though. :(( moist and coolish with temperatures reaching 82°F at the very best and usually being around 68. Big boohooo.  Those slices of watermelon on your picture look just so fresh, cool and juicy!  jealous. ;)




2 TheWonderingchef August 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Its about 40C outside, and i wish i could have some of this…sounds just perfect!


3 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Oh so completely delicious; literally making my mouth water…but, alas, no watermelon in this house. However, now on grocery list. Yes, I must have just a bit more before summer disappears.


4 Claire August 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

beautiful! perfect for summer weather


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