Baby Leaf Lettuce with Olives and Watermelon Recipe

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks (3/4-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne or white wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 cups loosely packed baby leaf lettuce or Bibb lettuce, torn
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup snipped chives
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup pitted Picholine olives, halved
  1. In a blender or food processor, puree 1/2 cup of the watermelon chunks. Strain the juice through a fine sieve into a large bowl. You should have about 2 tablespoons. Discard the solids.
  2. Whisk the olive oil and white wine vinegar into the watermelon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce, onion, chives, parsley, olives and the remaining 1 1/2 cups of watermelon chunks and toss gently. Transfer the salad to a large platter and serve right away.