Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tomato and Watermelon Salad







It is once again tomato season in the South. We are inundated with tomatoes and anxious to find creative ways to use them. So last night, with our reverse seared steak, we made this delightful salad. I highly recommend it. It tastes like summer.

For those of you that may not know, we have been experimenting with growing tomatoes and documenting that effort on patioveggies.com. Check it out for additional information of the different varieties that we tried and what was more successful than others.

Research:

For this one we googled around but didn't really follow any recipe specifically. We used our standard vinaigrette and the traditional ingredients.

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:
2 parts - Extra virgin olive oil
1 part - Red wine vinegar
teaspoon of Honey
teaspoon of Dijon mustard
a pinch of salt and pepper

Feta Cheese crumbles
Watermelon
Basil leaves
Home grown tomatoes
Cucumbers

Plan:

Here is a great life lesson. Do all of your knife work before drinks.

Follow along...

Execution:

Prep the vinaigrette. We just use a spare Ball Jar.


Add the ingredients and shake it up. Taste it and make sure you get it tart enough.


Then slice up the ingredients


We grew a wide variety of tomatoes so we like to use different colors to add interest


Then assemble


I like to splash a little extra red wine vinegar top and then add a sprinkle of kosher salt.







Verdict:

I can't tell you how fresh this tastes. It is an excellent side to any summer protein cooked on the Big Green Egg because it is such a nice contrast.

Make this one if you have a few spare tomatoes.







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