Celebrate National Watermelon Day with Watermelon & Tomato Ceviche

Today’s KTLA 5 Live segment featured Studio Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Martinek demonstrating his Watermelon & Tomato Ceviche dish to celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3. The summer dish is a combination of watermelon and heirloom and cherry tomatoes, Serrano chili and charred lime from the 1,000-square-foot Studio garden’s harvest.

To see the segment, which lives on the KTLA website, click here: https://ktla.com/2019/08/01/montage-laguna-beach-celebrates-national-watermelon-day/



Watermelon and Tomato Ceviche with Serrano Chili and Charred Lime

Serves 10


1 pound watermelon, diced

2 heirloom tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 basket cherry tomatoes, quartered

5 limes, halved and grilled

1 medium shallot, minced

1 Serrano or Jalapeño, sliced

1 bunch cilantro picked

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt to taste


Mix the tomatoes and watermelon with the cilantro. Juice the charred limes over the salad and season with salt to taste. Finish with the olive oil.