Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad is packed with summer flavors with kalamata olives, almonds, cucumber, and fresh basil. Drizzle with honey!

Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad with almonds

Summer salads are my favorite! This week this Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad graced our table and every bite was devoured.

If you’ve ever been to my house for a summer dinner party, it’s very likely you’ve eaten salted watermelon. :) We’ve served quite a few watermelon salads over the years, so you can grab the links at the bottom of this post.

Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad

The simple combination of ingredients is refreshing on its own (or just add chicken, or see the tips and substitutions below). It also makes a filling side dish.

Watermelon Kalamata Burrata with honey

Ingredients for Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad

To the salted watermelon chunks on a platter, we added creamy burrata cheese, kalamata olives, and olive oil. Next, we added floral basil leaves, cucumber, toasted almonds, and a syrupy-sweet honey to make this rich, fresh salad.

  • Watermelon
  • Fresh burrata
  • Persian cucumber
  • Kalamata olives
  • Toasted slivered almonds
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Basil leaves

round plate of Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad

How to serve a watermelon salad

Serve this salad well-chilled because it keeps the melon and cucumber cold and crisp. For instance, it’s never good to eat a warm watermelon salad :)

Cut (spoon) each burrata open and season well with salt and olive oil to heighten the flavor.

Each bite of salad is a perfect balance of sweet, acidic and cooling flavors. I think this is the perfect summer salad.

Serve chilled alongside grilled meats and fresh bread, for the best summertime dinner. YUM.

fresh watermelon salad

Tips & Substitutions:

  • Substitutions for ingredients include fresh mint leaves or Thai basil in place of regular basil.
  • Use an English cucumber or thinly sliced zucchini for a nice crunch in place of the Persian cucumber.
  • For a zingy flavor and crunch, add pickled red onion. Here’s my Pickled Red Onions Recipe.
  • In place of the almonds, use toasted walnuts or even pecans.
  • You can use fresh mozzarella slices if you don’t have burrata balls. Or, use feta cheese crumbles if you don’t like mozzarella cheese.
  • Replace the watermelon with cantaloupe or honeydew melon, if you’re not a watermelon fan.

fresh basil and watermelon salad

Last week we were back in my hometown visiting family, and had the sweetest visit with my Dad.


We love summer traveling, get-togethers, dinner parties, and catching up with family & friends.

I also think that summer menus are the easiest for entertaining. Throw meat on the grill and serve a fresh salad! That’s exactly what we had for dinner!


Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad with honey

More watermelon recipes to try:

If you’re a watermelon lover, maybe you’ve tried my delicious Best Watermelon Salsa (with mang0)–so good.

Salted Watermelon with Honey Mint

Watermelon Feta Bites Appetizer

Easy Watermelon Skewers Recipe

Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad with fresh basil

Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad with almonds
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Watermelon Kalamata Burrata Salad

Substitutions for ingredients include fresh mint leaves, Thai basil, English cucumber, thinly sliced zucchini, pickled red onion, toasted walnuts, fresh mozzarella slices, and cantaloupe or honeydew melon.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4


  • ½ small watermelon, cut into 1” thick triangles
  • 2 burrata cheese balls
  • 1 Persian cucumber, cut into bite-size pieces
  • c kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • c toasted slivered almonds
  • Honey to drizzle
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Salt to season
  • 16 basil leaves


  • Arrange the watermelon, and burrata first, followed by the cucumber, kalamata olives, almonds, honey, olive oil, salt and finish with basil leaves.
  • To serve, cut each burrata open and season well with salt and olive oil to heighten its flavor.
  • Serve chilled alongside grilled meats and fresh bread.
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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Watermelon Burrata Salad