Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

, from Issue #81. November, 2018
Photography by Vanessa and Michael Lewis.
Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

A lovely light and refreshing salad to have on the table any time over summer. Add the dressing just before serving otherwise the juice from the tomatoes and watermelon will dilute the flavours.

Serves: 6-8


400 grams red tomatoes
½ small ripe watermelon
¾ cup pomegranate seeds
Fig balsamic dressing 
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fig balsamic glaze
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
sea salt and pepper


Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds. Cut into rough chunks and place in a large bowl. Peel the watermelon, cut into the same size pieces and add to the tomatoes.

Dressing: Whisk everything together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

To serve: Add half the pomegranate seeds to the tomato mixture and toss with the dressing. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle over the remaining pomegranate seeds