Watermelon and Bleu Cheese Salad

Summer is almost here in Sydney and it's time to come up with some tasty and refreshing salads to go with the usual BBQs that pop up all over the city this time of year. Recently, I put together a starter salad that I saw in a Jean-Georges cookbook a while back. I definitely saw a few concerned looks when the guests saw what the salad was made of but quickly I was racing to make more as the platter was empty within minutes. So here's my Watermelon and Bleu Cheese Salad.


This is an extremely simple salad to make. What's key is to make sure the watermelon is seedless and cold and the bleu cheese is smooth and warm. To make it you'll need:

  • 1/4 seedless watermelon
  • smooth blue cheese (enough to cover each watermelon piece)
  • olive oil
  • coarse sea salt
  • pepper

Cut the watermelon into cubes, about an inch by an inch. Scatter on a platter and crumble the blue cheese over the pieces, making sure there is plenty for the number of pieces. Drizzle the platter with olive oil and sprinkle salt and fresh pepper.

I have to say, this was an incredible flavour combination and so refreshing. Actually, if I were you I'd double the quantities as you'll be asked for more!

Please, by all means let us know what you think of the recipe. Enjoy.