Blood Orange Balsamic Watermelon Salad

In the warm summer months I love grilling outdoors. There’s something about the simplicity of summertime cookouts that makes me feel like life has slowed down a bit and maybe even gotten a little easier, if only for those couple hours. Whether it’s an old fashion block party with my neighbors or watching a gorgeous evening sunset in my backyard, from creative kabobs to decadent desserts, I love it all. Plus, it cuts the after dinner clean-up to a minimum, and I hate doing dishes.

Enjoy this fresh, sweet summer salad as a light side dish, or fill a bowl and make it your main meal. Top with Napa Valley Naturals Blood Orange Balsamic dressing. Click to buy now.

Using seasonal fruits and veggies in our daily menu is part of my ever-evolving work to create a eco-friendly and organic home, so I’ve created chilled-out alternative to all those mayonnaise-drenched side salads. This organic greens and watermelon salad is extremely easy to prepare and goes great with chicken or fish or grilled summer squash for a delicious and healthy All American BBQ.

Blood Orange Balsamic Watermelon Salad

Serves 4 to 6 (or 2 if serving as  main course)


5 cups organic mixed greens
2 cups cubed watermelon
2-3 Tbsp. blood orange balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup walnut halves
1/3 cup organic cranberries
Optional: 1/3 cup low fat shredded jack cheese


1. Rinse greens. Dice watermelon into 1/2-inch cubes.

2. Combine all ingredients (except for cheese), adding the balsamic dressing  last. Toss to coat. Top with shredded cheese, if desired.

3. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

“The Bombshell Mommy” is written by Abigail Blank, romance author and mother of three.  Frozen Heart  and its sequel,  Melted Tears, are published under her pen name: Annabelle Blume. Got a question about how to juggle it all and still be a Bombshell? Email Abigail at, connect with her on  Facebook, follow her on Twitter  @Bombshell_Mommy  and look for her on Pinterest.

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2 comments on «Blood Orange Balsamic Watermelon Salad»

  1. Scrubs123 says:

    When I saw the name of the salad, I was actually expecting for a bloody sauce. But surprisingly, I was not. Thank you for the recipe. I will try it this weekend.

    1. Abigail says:

      We just had it again tonight! Hubby declared it “the best salad” I make. Hope you enjoyed!

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