Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad

Serves 6 to 8

Use any ripe heirloom tomatoes in this scrumptious summer salad, but we especially love varieties like Evergreen for a nice color contrast to the red and orange melon. A single hot chile pepper in the dressing delivers a nice kick without overwhelming the other flavors; feel free to use more or less. Serve with grilled fish or alongside other picnic favorites.

Ingredients: 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 hot chile pepper, such as serrano, seeded and minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 3 cups diced cantaloupe
  • 1 pound green-striped, yellow or other heirloom tomatoes, chopped
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Method: 

In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, chile and salt. Add watermelon, cantaloupe and tomatoes, and toss. Let sit at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend; serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:60 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 2g protein
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