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This refreshing salad is perfect for picnics and cookouts. It takes advantage of two of summer’s best produce options – watermelon and tomatoes! Served with fresh herbs, red wine vinegar, sliced almonds and feta cheese, the unlikely combination is full of flavor and low in calories.
6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
4 cups fresh tomatoes, cubed
1 tsp coarse salt (such as kosher salt or sea salt)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1.5 Tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup sliced almonds
½ cup feta cheese
- Combine watermelon, tomatoes, and salt. Toss to blend. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Mix together, then poor over the watermelon and tomato mixture.
- Top with sliced almonds and feta cheese.
- Serve chilled.
Makes 6 servings.
Total fat: 10g
Saturated fat: 1.5g
Trans fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 19g