Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta and Almonds


Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta and Almonds

So, apparently most people think it is weird to mix watermelon and tomatoes together in a salad. I thought the mix would have been delicious, but i suppose I have a more adventurous palate than most.

I thought this salad was interesting and had the right amount of fresh sweetness one looks forward to in a summer salad. The other people who had the pleasure of my cooking thought it was “interesting.” Oh well. I can’t win them all.

Recipe:

Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Feta and Toasted Almonds

For variety, use both yellow and red watermelon in this juicy salad.

6 to 8 Servings

Recipe by Molly Stevens

August 2006

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 1 1/4-inch chunks seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds)
  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) in assorted colors, cored, cut into 1 1/4-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped assorted fresh herbs (such as dill, basil, and mint)
  • 6 cups fresh arugula leaves or small watercress sprigs
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted

Directions

  • Combine melon and tomatoes in large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon fleur de sel and toss to blend; let stand 15 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and herbs to melon mixture. Season to taste with pepper and more salt, if desired.
  • Toss arugula in medium bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Divide arugula among plates. Top with melon salad; sprinkle with feta cheese and toasted almonds and serve.

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2006/08/tomato_watermelon_salad_with_feta_and_toasted_almonds#ixzz18ifN3Obo

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