Watermelon, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

I had watermelon gazpacho recently at the amazing Wolf Mountain winery in Dahlonega, Ga. The tomato and watermelon together were brilliant and so refreshing, as soon as I got home I threw 4 of my favorite things in a bowl (watermelon, tomato, feta and basil) to see what happened. It was absolute summer salad heaven!
This is obviously a very simple recipe, and the most important factor is great ingredients. Look at the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes below from my local farmers market. Enjoy…

By the way, I know what you’re thinking about Georgia wineries, but Wolf Mountain and Montaluce Winery are fabulous. I can’t wait to eat at Le Vigne (drooling over this menu) on my next trip!!! Enjoy…

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(the Gary Jules VERSION of this song is sheer brilliance)
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RECIPE

  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1.5  cups halved cherry (heirloom) tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons basil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup delicious feta cheese

(I use Noble Springs Dairy or Sheep’s Milk Feta from Trader Joe’s)

Mix all ingredients together and serve immediately, will keep in the fridge for a couple of days but SO much better tasting when it’s enjoyed fresh!

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One Response to Watermelon, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

  1. hdryden September 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I made this wonderful recipe! It’s beyond incredible, and so simple. The flavors work perfectly together, I placed it on top of fresh spinach for a hearty salad. My guests flipped over it! thanks Holly!

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