Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Don‘t be skeptical about this recipe—trust me, it’s delicious and the perfect flavor pair! I made this salad several summers ago and found it wonderfully refreshing at the end of a hot summer day. The sweetness of the watermelon pairs perfectly with the acidity of the vinegar. (And in the South, we like salt with our melon!) Andy refused to eat it the first time I made it, but he dutifully tried it last night and declared it “good.” Enjoy!

Watermelon and Tomato Salad
1/2 watermelon, cut into chunks
3 tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper

1. Place watermelon and tomatoes in a serving bowl. Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients until combined. Pour over watermelon mixture, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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