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5 summer salad recipes

By: Enrique Gili on June 22, 2011, 8:04 a.m.

Photo: EsHanPhot /Shutterstock

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Tomato Watermelon Salad

Take two summer staples to create a salad that is the essence of the season’s bounty.
Tomato Watermelon Salad


  • 2 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
  • 1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, rough cut
Time estimates

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  1. In large bowl combine watermelon, tomatoes, onion, salt and cheese.
  2. Combine vinegar, oil and cayenne in small jar. Seal and shake well. Pour over salad. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Serves 4