Summery Watermelon Salad

Another delightful recipe developed for Whole Foods of Charlotte, this light and fresh summer salad is perfect for a cookout, healthy snacking or lunch. It's only a handful of ingredients, including fresh watermelon - on sale this week at your Charlotte area Whole Foods store.


4 C seedless watermelon, cubed
3 C heirloom tomatoes, seeded and cubed
1 C queso fresco cheese, crumbled
Juice and zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

1. Cut the seedless watermelon and heirloom tomato into 1/4 inch-sized cubes and add to a large salad or mixing bowl
2. Drizzle watermelon with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. of kosher salt and toss until evenly coated.
3. Zest and juice the lemon atop the watermelon and tomatoes; add the crumbled queso fresco cheese and finely chopped mint and toss until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
4. Arrange on/in the bowl/platter of your choice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

And that's it! Four simple steps, one delicious salad. I hope you enjoy; feel free to add your own take to it and let me know how it goes!

Bon Appetit Y'all, XX,
Mrs. O.

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