|Tomatoes and melon- surprisingly good together|
I decided I wanted this salad again (and a lot more than a side portion). That very next week, my incredible CSA haul included tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelon. (Yum!) I have lots of mint in the yard (the mint may be the only thing unaffected by the drought). All I needed was feta. I found a nice peppercorn feta at the local market and I was set.
|Fresh watermelon- Yum!|
|Small tasting bowls-- the sacrifices I make to find the perfect combo|
I chose not to add olive oil-- I thought it was not necessary and would just add fat and calories. I really wanted to focus on the fresh tastes of the salad. I think other melons would work great too. I can't wait to try them.
The best part-- pick and choose to your tastes and the number of people your are serving. I think that mozzarella, provolone, or blue cheese would be great instead of the feta (with the appropriate mixing and matching of herbs). The recipe below was just enough to feed Seven and me -- add more to feed more-- I go by taste for this recipe.
Tomato Watermelon Salad
Large Slice of Watermelon, Diced
Large Tomato, Diced
Slice of Purple Onion, Diced
1/2 of a Cucumber, Peeled, Seeded and Diced
2 Ounces (55 g) of Feta Cheese, Diced or Crumbled
1-2 Tablespoons of Herbs, Diced
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
2-3 Tablespoons of Vinegar or Wine (Optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and serve.
|The finished salad|
The bottom line: will I make this again? Yes-- love love love this. I think I am going to try honey drew or casaba melon next.