Watermelon and Tomato Salad

A perfect mixture of tangy and sweet

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Prep time            20 minutes

Cook time           0 minutes

Yields                   4 servings

Serving Size        3 tomato slices, 1 C watermelon (or 2 skewers)


2 large tomatoes, rinsed and cut into 6 slices each

2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar (or substitute apple cider vinegar)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

4 C diced watermelon, with seeds removed (about half a small melon, rinsed)

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper


Arrange three tomato slices on each of four salad plates.

Combine vinegar, oil, and basil in a bowl, and mix well.

Add watermelon, and gently toss to coat evenly.

Spoon watermelon over the tomatoes.

Top with salt and pepper, and serve.

Healthy Eating Two Ways

Substitute three cherry or grape tomatoes and three chunks of watermelon threaded onto a wooden skewer (eight skewers needed). Serving: two skewers.

Chefs in Training

Children can help mix the salad or thread the skewers.

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Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals