MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Savory Watermelon Salad!

This is a great summer salad!  When you hear the ingredients, don't make a weird "yuck" face - it sounds a little strange... but try it!  I got the idea the other day when I walked into whole foods and they were sampling a watermelon salad with basil and goat cheese.  Then after doing a few google searches, I saw some with grape tomatoes and some with bacon - Isn't everything just a little better when you add bacon?  The answer is yes.
 Mr. Tazzy likes to sleep in the strangest positions.  Crazy boy!  It's once in a blue moon that he is not at my feet on "kitchen duty"
...which = mopping up the floor with his tongue looking for crumbs that fall off the counter.
 What you will need:

2.5 cups of bite size watermelon
1/2 to 3/4 cup grape tomatoes (cut in half)
2-3 tbsp chopped basil
4 slices of cooked bacon
crumbled goat cheese
really good balsamic vinegar (williams-sonoma carries it)

 My watermelon was in pretty large chunks, so I chopped it down into bite size chunks.
 Add the grape tomatoes that have been halved.
 Next, add the basil  and toss everything together.
 Divide between two plates and add a bit of the crumbled goat cheese.  Finish it all with a drizzle of this great, dense balsamic vinegar!  You could also add a little cracked black pepper and pinch of kosher salt.  

This salad went really well with some grilled corn on the cob and spicy grilled shrimp skewers!  Sometimes it's really nice to not have to use the oven in the apartment on a warm night.  Enjoy!!!

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