Thursday, June 9, 2011

Watermelon, Feta and Tomato Salad

Nothing says summer more than WATERMELON! Maybe it’s the bright pink color, or the refreshing flavor, of the fact that you can bring home a 3 pound tropical fruit for a dollar. Whatever the reason, take advantage of this delicious summer fruit! This Watermelon, Feta and Tomato Salad is a fantastic and special way to enjoy the season’s bounty. Made with fresh, juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, cool and crumbly feta cheese and juicy watermelon, this salad will be the star of your summer table!

Watermelon, Feta and Tomato Salad

The fresh, flavorful and juicy reason I love summer!
Serves 6

4 tomatoes, seeded and cut into bite size pieces, or 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
12 large basil leaves, thinly sliced
2 cups mixed baby greens
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tsp lemon zest
4 T extra-virgin olive oil
3 T white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the tomatoes and watermelon into a large bowl. Sprinkle with the basil, feta cheese and lemon zest. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar. Toss gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

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