Watermelon RecipesRecipes

Watermelon Wedge Steakhouse Salad by Shauna Haveyc

This entry is part of the 2018 Use the Whole Watermelon Recipe Contest Winners. Shauna Havey won the flesh category of the 2018 Use the Whole Watermelon recipe contest with her recipe for a Watermelon Wedge Steakhouse Salad. “Whenever I visit my favorite steakhouse for dinner, I always order a wedge salad for my first course...something about the cool crunch next to the rich dressing and toppings is so appealing. A sweet wedge of ripe watermelon makes a fantastic replacement for lettuce in this dish-so much so, you might never want to have it the old way again. The dressing makes good use of the flesh, rind, and juice of the melon too.”

 Ingredients
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup finely diced watermelon
  • 1/3 cup peeled and finely diced watermelon rind
  • 1/4 cup watermelon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the salad and toppings:
  • 4 thick wedges of watermelon
  • 4 tablespoons real bacon crumbles
  • 4 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons pecan chips
  • 1 scallion sliced
 Instructions

1. Place all ingredients for the dressing into a medium bowl and mix gently to combine.
2. Place each watermelon wedge onto a serving plate and top with 1/4 of the dressing.
3. Sprinkle the bacon, blue cheese, pecans, and scallions over the top of the salads before serving.

 Servings

Serves 4.

Stay on top of what's happening with watermelon.

Sign up here to receive What About Watermelon? monthly news.

For Watermelon Industry news, please sign up for the Watermelon Update.

Watermelon Board

Representing 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide, our goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.
#watermeloneveryday

Festivals

Enjoy the sweet taste at a watermelon festival.

Find One

Whole Watermelon

Use the whole watermelon – flesh, juice and rind.

See How