Tomato and watermelon salad

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8
Tomato and watermelon salad

Place the watermelon, tomato, onion and half the basil in large mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil and vinegar.


Season to taste with salt and pepper, toss, sprinkle with the remaining basil, and serve.

“This is just a recipe from a friend in Manhattan,” says chef Greg Rosace of Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Miss. “We did it as a spoof one time, I can’t remember what restaurant we were working at. It contrasts the sweetness of watermelon with the acidity of tomato. It’s almost the same concept as strawberries in balsamic.” Part of the pleasure of this delicately balanced salad is wondering whether the red thing you’ve speared will turn out to be tart tomato or sweet watermelon.

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