We look to Kate Middleton for wardrobe tips, hair inspo and even book recommendations. Today, we turn to the Duchess of Cambridge for a no-cook recipe that went viral on TikTok, her famous watermelon salad. In our latest episode of Celeb Bites, a YouTube series where we attempt to cook and bake like the stars to find out if their recipes are worth the hype, we tried the simple salad to see if it’s as tasty as it sounds.
The Princess of Wales reportedly loves eating this refreshing, no-cook meal during the warmer months. Once TikTok foodies got ahold of the recipe, it went viral—and the rest is history.
“A source close to Kate Middleton actually told a newspaper in the U.K. that Kate, during the spring and summer, she loves her salads with watermelon, cucumber, avocado, lime and feta cheese,” says PureWow creator Juliette Moreno. “So, Kate actually hasn’t released her recipe for the go-to salad…but a chef on TikTok that goes by @alexkitchenstory actually posted their version of Kate’s recipe and that’s what we’re making today.”
It’s as easy as chopping a bunch of produce (in case you need help cubing the watermelon, use our handy guide), mixing a three-ingredient dressing and combining it all in a bowl. But is it tasty? Watch the video here to find out and get the full recipe.
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.