Simple tomato and watermelon salad

Photo: Peter Rowland

Watermelon makes a super-refreshing, not to mention colourful, addition to summer salads. Here it’s paired with a balsamic dressing, red onion and feta for a punchy combo.

Recipe by Matthew Haigh, Group Executive Chef of Peter Rowland

Serves 4


1 punnet of heirloom tomatoes

1 red onion

120g watermelon

90g wild rocket

140g feta

45ml olive oil

25ml white balsamic

Sea salt

Cracked black pepper


1. Halve and quarter tomatoes, thinly slice red onion and roughly cut watermelon into small pieces.

2. Mix ingredients in a bowl, then add rocket and crumble feta over the top. Slightly toss.

3. Mix olive oil and white balsamic together in a separate bowl.

4. To serve salad, place all ingredients in a large bowl then drizzle with dressing. Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper and serve.


Recipe provided by Peter Rowland