Summer Salad

In our house we love making fresh salads all summer long.  We even started getting produce from local farmers markets delivered each week (but that’s another post!!!).  My daughter took a cooking class last June and was given this amazing Tomato-Watermelon salad.  It has become a staple in our house during the dog days of Summer!!!!  

Tomato -Watermelon Salad

1/4 of watermelon cubed
3 medium tomatoes, cubed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint & basil
6 cups arugula or other fresh greens
Feta cheese to taste (optional)
Almonds to taste (optional)

In a large bowl, combine melon & tomatoes, sprinkle with salt, and let it stand.  In a smaller bowl, add 4 tablespoons olive oil and all vinegar, herbs and pepper.  When the dressing is all mixed pour it into the lemon mixture and let sit in the fridge for up to 2 days.  When you are ready to serve your salad, toss the arugula in a medium bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.  

Serve by adding a pile of arugula to the center of the plate, topping with melon mixture, and garnishing with feta and/or almonds.

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