Dirty Dancing "I Carried a Watermelon" Salad

We all know the famous scene from Dirty Dancing where Jennifer Grey says in a moment of panic, "I carried a watermelon." In honor of Jennifer, we recommend that you serve your watermelon salad in a cute scalloped-edged watermelon rind bowl, so you can feel calm, cool and collected when you serve this fabulous salad to your friends and family! You can now say with confidence,"heck yeah I carried a watermelon!"


3 baby watermelons, cubed with no rind

3 persian cucumbers, chopped

15 basil leaves, torn

9 oz. feta cheese

1/3 cup green onions, finely sliced into rings

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

6 watermelon halves (left over from the Watermelon Agua Fresca)


The first step is to make your dressing. We recommend using a jar so that you can easily shake the dressing (and keep any leftovers!). Combine the garlic, vinegar, salt, and olive oil. Shake well and set aside. In an ideal world, you make the dressing a few hours ahead so it has time to develop more flavor, but if you're in a watermelon hurry, you can move onto the next step immediately.

In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, torn basil, and sliced green onions and cucumbers and toss with the dressing. Just before serving, cut the cheese (hehe) into small cubes and toss into the salad.

Don't forget to serve your salad out of your leftover watermelon rinds!


Serves 6

Thirsty? Sip on our refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca!