Water Melon Salad

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Dreams

A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

  • About

Using water melon as a savoury salad is unusual and decorative and it goes well with ham or other cold meats.


  • 1 water melon – or half if a whole one seems much too large
  • 1 large Spanish onion
  • juice of ½–1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt, black pepper
  • paprika


Peel, thinly slice and remove the pips from the water melon. Slice the onion in very thin rings and mix with the water melon slices in a fairly deep salad bowl. Cover with a plate and leave for half an hour. Mix up a dressing of lemon juice and twice as much olive oil well seasoned with salt and black pepper. Pour this over the melon and onion, sprinkle with paprika and serve.