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TIP OF THE DAY: Enjoy A Watermelon Salad With Feta, Goat Cheese Or Mozzarella

Watermelon salad is so delicious and easy, we wonder why we never see it on restaurant menus. We eat it daily during the hot weather. The watermelon is so juicy and hydrating, we can’t get enough of it.

We adapted this recipe from Mozzarella Company, one of the greatest American cheese makers and a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. They use their delectable mozzarella. But feta or fresh goat cheese are equally delicious—even more so to those who like tangy cheese.

Enjoy it as a light luncheon salad or as a first course at dinner.

WATERMELON & YELLOW TOMATO SALAD WITH
FETA, GOAT CHEESE OR MOZZARELLA

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups cubed watermelon pieces, cut into about 1″ cubes
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups cubed ripe yellow tomatoes, cut into about 1/2″ cubes, or substitute yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 large mint leaves, cut into a chiffonade, divided
  • 8 large basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade, divided
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    A delicious watermelon and feta salad with basil, mint and pistachio nuts. Photo by Lulu Durand | IST.

     

    Preparation

    1. Toss the watermelon, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt, pepper, olive oil and half of each of the mint and basil leaves together.

    2. Top with the remaining mint and basil leaves.

    3. Makes 4 servings. Consider making a double batch—you’ll be wanting more!

    VARIATIONS

    You can add layers of sophistication to this already-yummy salad by adding any of the following ingredients:

  • Arugula or watercress
  • Cantaloupe and/or honeydew
  • Cucumber
  • Goat cheese or mozzarella
  • Kalamata or other black olives
  • Microgreens
  • Pistachios or other nuts
  • Red onion, green onion or chive
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