A patron at our library gave me the idea to mix watermelon and tomatoes in a salad. Sounds odd, but tastes fantastic. I added a few other ingredients, and we loved how it turned out, so I thought I’d share. And if your garden has tomatoes, basil, and watermelon, this will be a very inexpensive salad. It only takes a few minutes to come together. Just mix everything together and enjoy:
- equal parts tomatoes and watermelon, chopped
- fresh basil, chopped (I used 7 leaves for a salad to feed two people – use as much as you like)
- a small amount of goat cheese, feta, or soft mozzarella
- a few drops of balsamic vinegarette
If you’re eating vegan, just leave out the cheese – the other flavors will still be great together. I used basil from our hydroponic garden, and tomatoes from our outdoor garden. This salad is perfect for those end of summer days when the weather is still warm, and the garden is producing all sorts of wonderful things.