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Salad of melon & tomatoes with mint & elderflower dressing served in a salad bowl

Salad of melon & tomatoes with mint & elderflower dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Make the most of summer's best produce by using melons and tomatoes in this vibrant salad, drizzled with a mint and elderflower dressing. The secret to this salad is using the freshest ingredients

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 400g tomatoes in a mixture of colours and sizes, if possible
  • ½ Charentais or cantaloupe melon
  • ½ Galia melon
  • 200g tub cubed watermelon

For the dressing

  • 1½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small bunch of mint , leaves picked
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 4 tbsp double cream


  • STEP 1

    To make the dressing, put the vinegar, oils, half the mint, the mustard, sugar and cordial in a blender, then season and blitz to combine. Add the cream and check the seasoning – this is a sweet-sour dressing, so you need to get the balance right. You might want to make it a bit milder by adding a little more cream.

  • STEP 2

    Halve the smaller tomatoes and cut any larger ones into wedges. Put in a shallow serving bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the seeds from the Charentais or cantaloupe and Galia melons, cut into wedges, peel and cut the flesh into chunks. Add to the bowl with the tomatoes, along with the watermelon. Drizzle over some of the dressing (you may not need all of it), scatter over the remaining mint leaves and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2020

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