It may be the heat outside but currently all I want are fresh, cooling salads like this one with watermelon. It’s a great side dish that looks impressive but is super easy! I made it for a small dinner party and it was a hit 🙂
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Watermelon (can buy it already in cubes for a quicker prep)
- Yellow tomato
- Red tomato
- Cube of feta cheese
- Baby arugula
- Sliced almonds
Since I had to take the salad to a friend’s house, I placed it in a travel safe container that the host can just discard afterwards. I arranged baby arugula at the bottom and placed the mixture of chopped tomatoes, watermelon, basil and mint on top. Then, I lightly crumbled and sprinkled the feta cheese all over.
I then quickly toasted sliced almonds just for a couple of minutes constantly moving them around so they wouldn’t burn. Since I didn’t want the almonds to get soggy on the way to the dinner party, I packed them separately and sprinkled them on top of the salad once I was there.
The toasted almonds were a nice crunchy addition to the salad and the nutty flavor helped balance out the salad.
Lastly, I made a quick vinaigrette with honey, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper and olive oil. You could also simply add balsamic vinegar and olive oil.