The sharpness of pickled onions offers a pleasing contrast to crisp, juicy watermelon and salty, creamy feta cheese.


  • 1 cup vertically sliced red onion

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • 1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Combine balsamic vinegar, oil, and pepper in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add onion mixture, watermelon, and cucumber; toss gently to coat. Arrange watermelon mixture on a platter. Top with cheese, mint, and basil.