Watercress and Watermelon Salad

Tamara Stimpson

This recipe comes from the "Sundance Resort" in Utah where many celebrities go to relax and rejuvenate at the spa!


2 cups medium diced seedless watermelon

1/4 cup toasted walnuts

3 bunches watercress greens, ends trimmed

1/4 Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled (could also substitute feta)


1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients except oils, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine olive and canola oils and while whisking, slowly pour into orange juice mixture. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • When serving, combine watermelon, nuts, and watercress in a large bowl. Add just enough vinaigrette to coat the greens. Serve onto plates and top with cheese!