8.26.2010

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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9 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This dish looks so beautiful. I love how you composed it in layers! Looking forward to tomorrow's blog post!

Reeni said...

This is one combo that I have yet to try. I love watermelon and don't mind it all in a savory dish! I love this. And can't wait to hear your announcement - hope everything is OK with you and that the announcement is a 'good' thing.

Daisy said...

This looks beautiful! Looking forward to tomorrows.

Mags said...

I think incorporating watermelon into a savory dish is a wonderful idea (it's the only way I'll eat fruit...lol)

So easy and summery...looks delicious!

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

Love how you cut everything on an angle. It just gives the whole meal a different twist! Looks great!

newlywed said...

Beautiful! I have never tried mixing fruit and tomatoes, but I see that combination with some frequency these days. I should try to wrap my head around it!

Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous summer salad! I'm a big fan of watermelon in general, savory or sweet :)

Raquel said...

Hi Megan! I love using watermelons in salads. I make a watermelon salad using feta, grape tomatoes, and baby arugula. I reduce honey and balsamic vinegar together and drizzle on top for a dressing. It's scrumptious! I will have to try your dressing to mix it up.

Sasha said...

This is so original and fabulous. It could definitely impress some dinner guests ; )