It is time for one last “summer” salad – Tomatoes and Watermelon. Of course I still have tomatoes in my garden, but I supplemented them with heirloom cherry tomatoes and watermelon from Highland Orchards.
Tossing the tomatoes with a balsamic dressing and leaving the addition of the plain watermelons til last kept the salad refreshing. It is important to do all the dressing and addition of the watermelon right before serving. I had mine just after making it, but my husbands sat a bit. Although his was still good, mine was definitely more of a treat.
Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Adapted from Alex Guarnaschelli
(Serves 2, multiply amounts for more servings)
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (from Highland Orchards)
3 medium heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges (from the garden)
1 cup diced (or small chop) watermelon (from Highland Orchards)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt, pepper and sugar.
Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Place the tomatoes in a bowl and mix with 1/2 the dressing.
Divide between 2 plates and drizzle with a little more dressing. Top with watermelon and serve immediately.