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Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Summer Recipe

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.

Watermelon Salad with Yellow Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella

watermelon salad

Image Credit: Colleen Duffley

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.

Serves 4

Watermelon Salad with Yellow Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella

 

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