Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sexy Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cuke & Tomato


I've been keeping my posts short and sweet lately, no big paragraphs about what I like and what I dislike, about how I am getting old, gaining weight, sleeping late (wait, isn't that a Billy Joel song?).

It's summer, and I don't make a big production in the kitchen, I like to keep it light, in case you've noticed.

A few years back some genius paired sweet watermelon with savory flavors and I remember thinking how odd, until I tried it.

Now I'm hooked.

I make a version of this salad every summer, it's so light and refreshing, and when I have my Jersey tomatoes in the garden, it's a win win.

This version has my garden cucumbers, along with kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
Try and use yellow tomatoes for a nice contrast (I used Lemon Boy and Yellow Pear tomatoes).

Here is what you'll need for this sexy summer salad (don't ask me why I called it "sexy"):

1/4 of a seedless watermelon, cubed
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cubed
2-3 yellow tomatoes, quartered
handful of kalamata olives, sliced
handful of chopped feta cheese
handful of fresh mint leaves for garnish

Dressing:
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & pepper

Lightly toss ingredients together in a bowl, and mix in dressing just before serving.


Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!

3 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

I adore watermelon salad with feta and mint. It's so refreshing. I took a huge bowl to a moving away party last year and it was a huge hit. I was assigned to bring salad and the hostess yelled "party food" when I entered the kitchen. Everyone loved it.
xo, Rosemary

Natalia B said...

I'm a big fan for any type of salad that includes watermelon. Up to now I've tried a few, but really like the veggie combo you have going here. Will have to try.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I never tried tomatoes with watermelon, hmmm, I guess I eed to be sexier!