6 Reviews

Great salad. I added 1/4 of jalapeno( shaved),diced kalamata olives, cubed feta cheese and chopped mint. I loved the dressing, goes well with this salad. Thank you.

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Arichka September 17, 2011

Interesting salad, I love using watermelon in savory things. I like all of these ingredients very much and they go well together. I found the avocado got a little lost, as we're big avo fans I'd probably use 2 next time. I like the dressing, but I think next time I'd use a white balsamic or something lighter, one for a milder flavour and two, to retain the beautiful colours. Served this at a family dinner and everyone enjoyed it. Thanks Chef Kate!

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magpie diner August 16, 2011

I don't know how cooks cut up avocado into those perfect little cubes. That's why I didn't take a picture of the final product. I end up mashing the avocado beyond recognition. As other reviewers suggested, I also subbed white balsamic vinegar. It is refreshing, beautiful, colorful and very healthy! I used all the herbs suggested (from our garden!) and subbed party yellow watermelon for standard red. Next time I'll try heirloom tomatoes once I can a chance to pilfer some from my secret location. Thanks, Kate! Reviewed for Veg Tag/June.

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COOKGIRl July 11, 2011

This recipe has been included in book#246531. Yum -- what a refreshing change from the usual "green salads" I serve during summer. I used white balsamic vinegar based on another review and it worked perfectly with this recipe; not too overpowering as regular balsamic vinegar might be. Since I couldn't find heirloom tomatoes, I added some melon balls to the recipe for color. For my tastes, I thought the salad was too sweet with them, so I took them out and tried the salad without the melon balls. It was perfect -- a little sweet and a little tangy, and deliciously buttery from the avocados. I used all the herbs listed and each gave the salad a distinct and delicious flavor. This will be made many times again! Thanks for posting this winner.

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TasteTester January 31, 2010

Refreshing and different. I used chives and cilantro because they were the only herbs I had on hand.

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StickyToffee September 20, 2009

Yep, it's me again. This is the most wonderful summer salad I have ever served. Made it again last night for company and used the white balsamic as I suggested in my last review.....it was perfect! The watermelon remained red and the cukes didn't turn brown. I am going to try using honeydew balls in it the next time I make it...I think it will add another color and dimension as heirloom tomatoes are hard to find in Myrtle Beach where we spend the summers. Thanks so much for a real 'keeper'.

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Chef53Kathy July 23, 2009
Tomato and Watermelon Salad