Venango County Recipe of the Day: Aunt Ruth’s Watermelon Salad

| August 12, 2018

A tangy salad for your family picnic! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Aunt Ruth’s Watermelon Salad


14 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup orange juice
5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup vegetable oil


~In a large bowl, combine the watermelon and onions. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, vinegar, honey, red pepper, and seasonings; slowly whisk in the oil.

~Pour over watermelon mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. (Serve with a slotted spoon.)

~Makes 16 servings.

Submitted by Aunt Ruth.

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