By this time of year, the tomatoes are perfect and so are the melons. So, what could be better then to combine them and make a watermelon salad?!
This watermelon salad is wonderful as a first course or with grilled meats. So, for your next cookout, or patio party, or just anytime – this refreshing dish is simply a winner.
2 ½ to 3 cups cubed watermelon pieces, cut into about 1” cubes
1 ¼ to 1½ cups cubed ripe yellow tomatoes, cut into about ½” cubes
¼ pound fresh mozzarella cut into ½” cubes
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 large mint leaves, cut into a chiffonade, divided use
8 large basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade, divided use
Toss the watermelon, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt, pepper, olive oil, and half of each of the mint and basil leaves together. Top with the remaining mint and basil leaves.