Adrienne Gajownik


Tomato-watermelon salad with feta

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. I can't believe it's already July. That means the year is already half way over, and we're getting closer to getting married (!).

Here's what I whipped up for a Fourth of July potluck. This salad screams summer. I love the combination of tomatoes and watermelon, especially with fresh herbs and salty feta. A great seasonal salad and a nice change from the regular ol' green salad.
Like tomatoes, watermelon contains the amazing antioxidant, lycopene. Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C. I love how refreshing watermelon is on hot and humid Carolina days (which is everyday lately).

Tomato-watermelon salad with feta
3 large ripe heirloom tomatoes
4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
1 small cucumber, chopped
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup of herbs (basil, mint, cilantro)
dash of sea salt & cracked pepper
Garnish with feta

Mix the tomatoes, watermelon and cucumber into a large bowl. Drizzle with balsamic, lime juice and olive oil. Toss in the herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well. Garnish with feta. Feel free to omit the feta and add avocado to make this vegan. Enjoy!