How To Make The Viral Watermelon Sandwich

By Ellie Smith

2 weeks ago

This refreshing recipe is all over TikTok


Whether it’s being grilled, shaved or simply enjoyed fresh, watermelon is having its moment in the limelight right now. But the dish which has piqued our interest the most is the watermelon sandwich, a summer recipe which is doing the rounds on TikTok. Intrigued? Here’s how to make the trending creation at home.

What Is A Watermelon Sandwich?

Disclaimer: this isn’t your regular sandwich. Instead of bread, the recipe uses slices of watermelon, then sandwiches ingredients inside – popular combinations include mozzarella, pickles and balsamic vinegar, or feta and arugula. While we can’t promise it will fill you up as much as your Pret chicken and avocado sandwich, it makes a quick, light summer lunch or a refreshing side dish for garden parties.

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What Does Watermelon Pair Well With?

Watermelon is a sweet and refreshing fruit which pairs well with savoury ingredients – hence why it often pops up in salads. It’s a great accompaniment for cheese, whether that’s parmesan, feta or mozzarella, and can also be drizzled in honey to enhance its sweetness. Watermelon also works well with a bit of spice added (red onion, chilli and lime is a popular flavouring), or you could pair the fruit with cucumber and mint for a dose of refreshment. You can fill your sandwich with anything you like, but we’ve scoured TikTok to find two of the most popular recipes.

2 Watermelon Sandwich Recipes

Mozzarella, Pickles and Mint

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of watermelon
  • Handful of pickles
  • Half a ball of mozzarella 
  • Handful of mint
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey

Method:

  1. Cut a fresh watermelon into thick square slices.
  2. Place one slice on a plate and add some pickles.
  3. Cut your mozzarella into slices and place them on top.
  4. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and honey.
  5. Place the other slice on top.

Feta, Rocket and Parma Ham

Ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of watermelon
  • Handful of rocket
  • 1 slab of feta
  • 2 slices of parma ham
  • Balsamic vinegar

Method:

  1. Cut a fresh watermelon into thick square slices.
  2. If needed, cut your feta so it’s the same size as your watermelon slices.
  3. Place one slice of the watermelon on a plate and add the feta.
  4. Add your rocket, parma ham and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  5. Place the other slice on top.