Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:32

What Grows Together Goes Together

Written by stephania
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I was first introduced to this salad when I was researching menu items for the new Lincoln Center theatre, LCT3. Our chef had mentioned something about it and at first I must admit that I was a teeny tiny bit hesitant. Don't get me wrong. I love watermelon and I love tomatoes even more, but together? Needless to say, I was intrigued and after my first bite I was pretty happy that I didn't put up an argument about this dynamic duo. Watermelon and tomatoes grow together and along with the zesty cilantro and crunchy cucumber, most definitely go together. This dish is really easy to whip up quickly and makes an excellent side dish for your next dinner party.



PS. Check out below what our fellow bloggers have created with tomotoes this week! 


Tomato and Watermelon Saladtomato_and_watermelon_salad-8930

What you need:

  • 4 small tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" chunks (I suggest using a mix of different colored heirloom tomatoes)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2" cubes 
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 cup of seedless watermelon cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette 
  • salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together except for the olive oil, balsamic, and salt and pepper.  Gently toss together.  In a small bowl mix together the final ingredients to make the dressing.  Pour over the tomato and watermelon mixture directly before serving.  Enjoy! 




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