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A simple, healthy, and colorful Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata cheese. Sweet and juicy summer watermelon, strawberries, crunchy cucumber, garden basil, and creamy burrata cheese – all combined to create a refreshing salad that’s pretty and so delicious. Finish this quick and simple salad with a drizzle of balsamic fig vinaigrette. Every bite bursts in your mouth with sweet watermelon and strawberries. The cheese adds a nice creaminess, and the pickled peppers on top add the slightest bit of spicy tang. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata |

I’m realizing this now, but wow, this week has really been all about fruit! Mangos on Monday, Strawberries on Tuesday, skipped Wednesday (although technically tomatoes and avocados are fruits!). Then watermelon and strawberries today and a little fruity something tomorrow. We even have fruit on Saturday (yes a new fruity drink coming your way)!

It’s safe to say I’m really embracing the summer produce! And this salad shows off some of the best summery ingredients. From fresh fruits to herbs, to light dressings, and specialty cheeses!

Very summery, and great for Father’s Day – which is Sunday! 

We’ve been loving this salad over the last week. We recently picked up a few watermelons. Instead of just cutting slices, I was determined to use the summer fruit in new recipes. 

This salad has been a highlight. I’ve been making it on repeat and will continue to do so all summer long. It’s simple, light, refreshing, and fun to throw together. 

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Here are the details

Everything about this is basic but in the best way possible. It’s the combination of ingredients that when put together really shine. For the salad base, fresh watermelon and strawberries are paired with garden-picked basil and mint. The strawberries are the secret here. They add a sweetness that the watermelon lacks. The combination of the fruits together is a perfect balance. 

The basil adds a really nice flavor that’s subtle, not overpowering. And the mint, well a little goes a long way in adding just the right amount of freshness. 

Oh, and I almost forget, the cucumber provides the crunch. It’s a really nice texture to add alongside the fruits. 

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For the dressing, we’re using my go-to balsamic fig. It’s tangy and sweet, which I really enjoy on fruit-based salads. 

And for the cheese, burrata is my go-to this summer. I’m loving the creaminess it adds to every recipe. It certainly makes this salad just that much more special and delicious. 

I know some of you can have trouble finding burrata. If that’s the case I recommend using fresh mozzarella, crumbled feta cheese, or creamy goat cheese. Each will end up giving the salad a slightly different flavor, but all are delicious! 

Finish the dish off with salted roasted pistachios. A wonderful flavor to pair with the watermelon. They make the salad feel a little more Greek-inspired. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata |

Hoping these extra summery recipes will provide you with inspiration for the summer holidays and gatherings ahead. In fact, I can’t wait for summer BBQs and 4th of July festivities!

Of course, making this salad simply for yourself, and snacking on it all week long is also quite acceptable.

We’ve been enjoying it with lunch and dinner or eating it straight from the fridge. Either way, it’s especially nice on super hot days! 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata |

Looking for other watermelon recipes, try these:

Frosted Watermelon Rosemary Frosé

Salted Spicy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Smoky Watermelon Lemon Margarita

Pink Vodka Watermelon Lemonade

Lastly, if you make this Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 350 kcal

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Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette

Spicy Pickled Red Onions


  • 1. In a salad bowl, arrange the melon, strawberries, cucumber, and basil leaves.
    3. To make the vinaigrette. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake, or whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Drizzle half the vinaigrette over the salad, gently tossing to coat. Add the burrata, pistachios, and the remaining vinaigrette. Top the salad with additional herbs and pickled onions.
    5. To make the pickled onions. Combine the vinegar, honey, and salt in a glass jar. Add the onion and serrano pepper. Cover and let sit at least 30 minutes or up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
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  1. 5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe! You have the sweet and juiciness of the fruit combined with the sweet and spicy pickled onions and the creaminess of the burrata! The cool crunch of the cucumbers…..what a wonderful addition! Then throw in the crunch of the pistachios, the mint and the dressing!!!! This is my favorite summer salad and will be for a very long time!!!

    1. Hi Diane,
      Happy Friday! I am so excited that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for giving it a go! xT?

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been on the search for a watermelon salad for years and have not found one I’ve loved. This is the best watermelon salad I’ve ever had and I will make this all summer long. As much as I love burrata it is hard to get where I live. Even without the burrata this was out of the world good. I feel like the pistachios take it to another level. Thx for sharing

    1. Hey Dana,
      Thanks for your comment and making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Hope you’re off to a great week! ? xT

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this salad! Made this for my mother’s birthday and it was a huge hit with everyone . The crunch of the pistachio and the sour/sweet pickled red onion were the icing on the cake!

    1. Hey Joanne,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan

  4. I made this salad and it was delicious. Just one question: the vinaigrette recipe calls for equal amounts of oil and vinegar instead of the 3:1 oil to vinegar ratio that is customary for a vinaigrette. Just wondering if that is a typo? Or is that the correct ratio?
    I love all of your recipes and appreciate the ones that are gluten-free, especially!

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! The measurements are correct, just what I found worked well for this recipe:) Let me know if you have any other questions! xx

    1. Hi Wendi,
      Awesome!! Thank you so much for giving the recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xx

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your review and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a winner! xxTieghan

  5. I’ve made this salad twice now, exactly as written, and it’s perfect. Like HBH hall of fame perfect.
    Added bonus: having leftover pickled onions for sandwiches afterwards

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!?

  6. I made this for the first time at a dinner party…. OMG everyone was finding this dish FABULOUS…
    Thank you for sharing all you extraordinary discoveries.

    1. Hey Helene,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    This was absolutely magical. Every bite was a burst of different flavors. Will definitely be making this again.

    1. Hey Leigh,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xx

  8. 5 stars
    This is AMAZING. The creamy burrata really just adds something special. Great combination of watermelon, strawberry, and cucumber! Loved the pickled red onion.

    1. Hi Stacy,
      Happy Monday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxT

    1. Thanks so much Annie!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it!! Have the best Friday!! xx

  9. 5 stars
    Just made this last night with the steak fajitas w/chimichurri and cucumber salsa… let me tell ya it was a crowd pleaser for sure and a great summer meal. 10/10

    1. Hey Alyse,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for trying it out! ☀️xxT

      1. 4 stars
        This came out so nice! I ended up having a super large portion and eating it as a refreshing dinner. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    So fresh and delicious. I made a small version for me knowing my girls would turn their nose up at it. Yummy!

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xx