Exclusive Recipe: Compressed Watermelon Salad

Compresses Watermelon Salad

With the summer coming to a close it’s only appropriate for us to share a delectable summer recipe with you all. Our compressed watermelon salad here at La Tour is perfect for entertaining and wowing guests with a creative dish that can be enjoyed on nearly any pallet. So let your tastebuds gallivant around as you and yours enjoy a summer dish that will have you craving for it well through the winter!

The Recipe

Watermelon and burrata cheese salad – apples, pickled red onion, rosemary croutons, Vietnamese herbs, aged balsamic, evoo

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Julienne red onion – 2 lbs

Water – 3 cup

Red wine vinegar – 2 cup

Sugar – 1 cup


Watermelon (seedless) – 1 each

Burrata cheese – 8 ounces (2 ounce ball per person)

Granny smith apples – 2 each

Pickled red onion – 5 oz

Vietnamese herbs (basil, mint, cilantro) – 1 oz

Rosemary croutons – 4 oz

Aged balsamic vinegar – 4 tbsp

Extra virgin olive oil (evoo) – 4 tbsp

Hawaiian black sea salt To Taste


1. Julienne red onions.

2. Combine water, red wine vinegar, and sugar in small sauce pot, bring to a simmer

3. Pour liquid over red onions and reserve


1. Peel watermelon and slice disks 1 inch thick.

2. Dice watermelon into 1 inch cubes or cut using a round 1 inch ring mold

3. Cut burrata cheese into 1 inch cubes.

4. Wash apples and cut into match stick size pieces with skin on

5. Tear basil, mint and cilantro into small pieces and mix well

6. Begin plating watermelon pieces with burrata cheese on top of watermelon

7. Garnish watermelon with match stick apples, pickled red onion, Vietnamese herbs, and rosemary croutons.

8. Drizzle plate with aged balsamic and evoo

9. Season top of burrata cheese with Hawaiian black salt so it looks like watermelon seeds.

10. Serve and enjoy

This dish was created by our very own Chef Troy Froman. If you wondering who to thank for this delicacy, all fingers point to this talented young Chef. If you want to keep this recipe on hand feel free to download it here. La Tour Compressed Watermelon Salad

Experience La Tour

If you find yourself lacking the tools to recreate this dish we welcome you to come try it out in person. Dinning with us here at La Tour isn’t just about eating, it’s about letting yourself experience delicacies and educating your pallet. If you’ve been enticed by this dish, just wait and see what we have waiting for you behind our doors. If you’d like to peak at what we have before hand feel free to take a look at our menu. We look forward to serving you!