Monday, August 3, 2009

Melon Mondays IV

Phew, moving right along, there's only one monday left! We've already got quite the spread with some tasty appetizers and a delicious main course, but I really wanted to get in a salad ;) I first tried a watermelon and tomato salad last year and was so amazed and how well it worked I knew I wanted to come up with one to share for dinner. The picture taking was hindered by the similar-color fruits and plate...

Watermelon Salad w/Tomato Relish

Watermelon Salad w/Tomato Relish
Recipe by Shannon
Serves 6



watermelon
goat cheese
2 plum tomatoes
2 scallions, sliced (reserve some for garnish)
1t Smart Balance Omega oil (or any other mild oil)
2t white balsamic vinegar
grind (or two) of fresh ground black pepper

A few hours (or the night) before, prepare the tomato relish. Cut and de-seed (get rid of all the juices) the tomatoes, then dice. Combine with most of the scallions, oil, vinegar and pepper. Allow flavors to combine in the fridge.

To serve the salad, cut watermelon (I have no idea how much I used, I just covered my serving dish, which was pretty large, ~9x13) to desired shape (I thought triangles would be fun) and plate. Crumgle goat cheese on top of watermelon (again, use how much you like, I didn't measure but it may have been ~2oz), then top with tomato relish. Garnish with reserved scallions and serve!

I couldn't get enough of this, very light and refreshing!! I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did, or maybe there's room for improvement??

23 comments:

Erin said...

I have been craving watermelon for three days now. Every time I get back from a walk or run it's the first thing that pops into my mind. You'd think I'd just go out and buy one?!

I have yet to try using watermelon is a salad with savory ingredients. This recipe sounds intriguing though.

Elra said...

Super delicious. Love the goat cheese!

Emily said...

Sounds like a great salad. Especially with the addition of goat cheese. I'm thinking everything would be pretty easy to get at my Farmers Market. :-)

Pam said...

It not only looks really delicious but pretty too. I love watermelon!

Miz said...

ooooh I spy an ingredient I always have in the kitchen---which never happens to me :) (the smart balance)

alas, we know how I roll with the watermelon.
cut in cubes with whatever cheese I can scrounge from the fridge.

:)

Miz.

lesley said...

That salad looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Erica said...

watermelon and cheese salads seem to be everywhere! I have to try this combo. Again, would have never thought to put them together. nom nom!

Yes- I used yellow squash last night...I dunno...just very ick!

Kelly said...

Wow I never thought of watermelon and tomato, I am going to have to try that!

chocolate covered katie said...

I am so going to miss watermelon season!

Adam said...

Yeah did watermelon season come and go already? I'm seeing them, but not quite as much as I used to :)

I'm sure you can find a little room to fill up on watermelon and banana bread, you burned at least a couple calories on your sprint :)

Kelly said...

That looks absolutely delicious. I agree with Adam, I'm going to miss Watermelon season. I had the most to die for watermelon mojito over the weekend and have been drinking a lot of fresh watermelon juice. Now I'm thinking I should buy another before they are all gone.

Jess said...

Haha how many melon recipes do you have!?

HeatherBakes said...

That's a gorgeous salad. I would never have thought to use watermelon & tomatoes together- but I bet the contrasting textures really work (and the goat cheese doesn't hurt either... my fave!)

Eve said...

At one of my favorite restaurants they serve a watermelon, feta & mint salad in the summertime - it's amazing!!

Esi said...

Perfect for summer. So refreshing!

5 Star Foodie said...

The watermelon and tomato combination sounds excellent and I also love the goat cheese here!

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds like a delicious combo - love the goat cheese in it!

Hannah said...

I'm still not crazy about using watermelon in savory dishes, but it does sound cool and refreshing at least.

Katrina said...

Watermelon and Tomatoes are 2 of my favorite things right now. BLISS!

Joanne said...

Watermelon salads, especially with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar, are so classic! I can only imagine how good this was.

Fit Mommy said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Pumpkin said...

Yum, this sounds lovely. I love the texture of watermelon, and I love mixing sweet/salty so this would be great!
As a kid, all summer when we'd go to my grandparents, we'd have watermelon. Grandma would save the rinds, peel them and make pickled watermelon rind. Then in the fall/winter, we'd have the pickles (which are sweet/sour and spiced with cinnamon and cloves) with baked ham or brisket.

Kerstin said...

Yum, this combo sounds delicious, especially with that goat cheese :)

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