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Carolina Gelen’s Tomato Watermelon Salad With Mint Vinaigrette

  • Author: Misfits Market


  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons (or more) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1 pound heirloom tomatoes (about 2 large), sliced
  • 1 pound watermelon, chopped or sliced
  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Warm bread, for serving


  1. Reserve a small handful of mint leaves for garnishing, then finely chop the remaining mint leaves.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chopped mint, oil, honey, lime zest and juice, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Taste and adjust the honey, lime juice, and salt as needed.
  3. Arrange the watermelon and heirloom and cherry tomatoes on a platter. Season with salt, then drizzle with the mint dressing. Garnish with the reserved mint leaves. Serve with bread for sopping up the juices.