By Christopher Fujimoto

To combat the heat we wanted to share our Greek Watermelon and Sumida Farm Watercress Salad recipe that plays on the sweetness of locally grown watermelon and is balanced with the fresh bite and bitterness of our Sumida Farm watercress.


greek watercress salad


  • 6C cubed watermelon from a medium sized watermelon (1 small football sized watermelon or half a large watermelon)
  • 2C multi colored cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2C cucumber, medium diced
  • 1 red onion, thin julienne strips
  • 1/2C mint leaves
  • 1C crumbled feta
  • 1 bunch Sumida Farm watercress, cut into 1" lengths
  • 2T extra virgin olive oil
  • salt as needed


  • 1C Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1T apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1T Dijon mustard
  • 2T honey
  • 1 1/2t salt
  • 1/2t ground black pepper

greek watercress salad ingredients


  • Prepare all the vegetables as described in the ingredients list.

greek watercress salad prep ingredients

  • To make the dressing, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.  This dressing is thicker so it can better coat the salad ingredients and provide full flavor.  Season with salt and pepper to taste if needed.  Place the dressing into an airtight container and stow in the fridge until the salad is composed.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes along with 2T olive oil and a couple pinches of salt mixing them so all the salt and oil is evenly distributed.  This process removes some moisture from the watermelon and cucumbers allowing their flavor to become more prominent and also pre-seasons the salad slightly.

greek watercress salad combine ingredients

greek watercress salad add oil

  • In the same bowl, add the mint, feta, and Sumida Farm watercress and stir again until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

adding feta to greek watercress salad

  • To serve, place the salad on a serving dish and serve with fresh mint leaves.  Keep the dressing on the side or drizzle on top and serve with the rest on the side.  Enjoy!

greek watercress salad overhead shot 

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