Utilizing some leftover ingredients from my summer crush cocktail, I put together this watermelon and tomato wedge salad. Juicy wedges of ripe heirloom tomato are scattered across a landscape of vibrant watermelon, then topped with chopped chive, fresh basil, and a creamy feta dressing. This salad is deliciously seasonal and incredibly playful. Sweet, salty and so, so fresh, my watermelon and tomato wedge salad would be perfect for any summer soiree. Continue reading for the recipe.
Watermelon And Tomato Wedge Salad
8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (I like to buy it in a big block and crumble myself)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped chives, plus more for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 small seedless watermelon, rind removed
2 red heirloom tomatoes, stems removed
Freshly chopped basil
To make the feta-chive salad dressing, combine feta cheese, buttermilk, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and chives in a medium bowl, gently stirring to combine. The dressing should still have some bits and chunks of feta showing. Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper. I didn't add any additional salt, but you may want to. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cut watermelon into thick wedges, then arrange on a large platter. Also cut tomatoes into smaller wedges, and scatter over the watermelon.
To serve, dot the wedges of watermelon and tomato with the feta-chive dressing. Sprinkle with chopped chives, basil, and a little sea salt. Transfer extra dressing to a small bowl and serve beside the salad.
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