Watermelon, Feta, And Heirloom Tomato Salad

Watermelon, feta, and heirloom tomato salad

Taking the best of summer's offerings, this salad combines sweet watermelon and ripe tomatoes with briny feta. Top it all off with a lemon-basil dressing, and you've got one refreshing, punched-up salad.

For the salad you'll need: 1/4 of a small red watermelon, 1/4 of a small yellow watermelon (optional, but I like the splash of color it adds), 2 heirloom tomatoes,  and a small block of feta.

Slice each component thinly and cut each slice into triangles. To save time, you can also just cut chunks, but I like that the thin slices allow you to put a piece of a each component on your fork at the same time so you can taste all the flavors together.

For the dressing: Whisk together 1 minced garlic clove with 3 tablespoons of O Citrus Champagne Vinegar. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup of your favorite olive oil and 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Watermelon, feta, and heirloom tomato salad

You can make a dinner salad for one, first course salads for two, or appetizers for a small crowd. Layer the triangles on a plate or plates, and top them with lemon-basil dressing.

Watermelon, feta, and heirloom tomato salad

What do you think of incorporating watermelon into a savory dish?

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