Watermelon, Tomato and Cheese Salad

Watermelon, Tomato and Cheese Salad created by Kumquat the Cats fr

What's the watermelon doing in this recipe? That's what I asked myself too, but it's an awfully good combination! I've made this several times, and it's based off of a recipe I cut out of the NY Times a while ago. Really nice for a spring or summer side dish.

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  • Combine watermelon, tomato, cheese, scallions and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice, oil, vinegar and cayenne and gently toss with salad.
  • Garnish with cilantro or parsley.
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"What's the watermelon doing in this recipe? That's what I asked myself too, but it's an awfully good combination! I've made this several times, and it's based off of a recipe I cut out of the NY Times a while ago. Really nice for a spring or summer side dish."

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  1. sue734105
    This recipe is similar to one that I just made using 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup sliced red onion, cubed feta cheese, and no cilantro. It was absolutely delicious.
  2. MsFergi
    I made this exactly as posted and unless the cilantro rather than parsley makes a HUGE difference this was NOT GOOD. At best it's ok. Tomato and watermelon just don't go together.
  3. tom5099
    Wow, we were so surprised, but this was really good! I added some fresh mint and left out the scallions and swapped Balsamic for the Sherry Wine vinegar since that's what I had available. Very good and refreshing.
  4. NashJen
    Wonderful. I used cherry tomatoes and goat cheese, left out the scallion since I didn't have any. Like everyone else said, it sounds strange but tastes wonderful. I used a very creamy goat cheese, next time I might use a more crumbly feta.
  5. free-free
    Loved this salad! I used gorgonzola this time, but will try other mixtures. I added a healthy spoonful of finely diced garlic and used a white wine vinegar. I carved about 1/2 of a watermelon...ate a bit as I prepped :) and kind of eyeballed all the ingredients...adding sea salt and coarse pepper with the cayenne... served in 1/4 "watermelon bowls" for fun, it made a main course for two with TONS left over...it's even great the next day after it sits for a bit and the flavors blend (but I like leftovers!!)- Fun, different idea...wonderful twist on salad flavors...a new way to beat the heat on a summer evening yet still make a nice "event" for dinner. - Thanks Kumquat the Cat's friend!
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