Melon and Goat Cheese Salad with Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

This gorgeous Mediterranean inspired salad is perfect for summer parties and a fun twist to try! Juicy watermelon, honeydew, & cantaloupe are combined with crunchy radishes, cucumbers, olives, mint and a quick pickled onion vinaigrette. A generous topping of crumbled imported Goat Cheese adds the perfect creamy-tart finish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 red onion small
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 cups arugula
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 3 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 3 cups cubed honeydew
  • 1 cup baby radishes halved
  • 3 Persian cucumbers sliced into 1” chunks
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup torn fresh mint
  • 8 oz crumbled imported goat cheese


  • Toss onion, lime juice, and sugar together in a small bowl & let sit for 10-15 minutes to soften onion. Place arugula on a large serving platter and arrange melon, radishes & cucumber in a pretty pattern. Top with pickled onion mixture and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with olives and mint. Top with goat cheese and enjoy!
Keyword goat cheese appetizer, mediterranean, no-cook dinners, summer salad