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Watermelon Salad with Red Onion

A delightfully refreshing summer salad combine simple ingredients of vinegar, watermelon, and onion in a surprisingly delicious recipe.
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CourseSalad, Side Dish
Keyword15 minute, onion, salad, watermelon
Prep Time15 minutes
chilling2 hours
Servings6 servings


  • ½ large watermelon cut into large chunks
  • 3 red onions sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped optional


  • Mix ingredients in bowl.
  • Let sit at room temperature for several hours.
  • Drain off extra liquid.
  • Serve.


Honestly, the measurements on this recipe does not have to be precise. Don't worry if you don't have the precise amount of watermelon or onion. Sometimes I add herbs and sometimes I don't. 
Give this a try and tweak it to your own preferences.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 2187IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg