Watermelon and tomato salad with basil vinaigrette

Have you guys ever tried Feta cheese? If not, you need to try it asap!

Whenever anyone in my family is making a trip to Middle east, I make sure I call for tons of packets of Almarai feta cheese. Its my absolute favourite! I just need a reason to eat it, it's sharp, tangy and ultra creamy. I use it in Beetroot and orange salad with feta cheese, Strawberry and beetroot salad, Beetroot Carpaccio  and Peach caprese salad. Feta cheese can also be used in many different ways in a Bruschetta bar.


Watermelon is an absolute treat in summers. How gorgeous does a cut up watermelon looks! While it tastes best with some rock salt sprinkled over it,its fantastic in salads, lemonades, cold soups and smoothies.

If you haven't tried my Watermelon and tomato gazpacho then you need to try it asap. Its delicious and really refreshing in this hot weather.



Beauty of fresh ingredients is that you don't have to do too much to them! This watermelon and tomato salad is super refreshing and light. Sweet hydrating watermelon paired with cherry tomatoes, onion, sharp feta and basil vinaigrette makes for a super delicious salad. 

This salad is naturally sweet, summery, healthy and super delicious. Basil vinaigrette and feta cheese cuts through all the sweetness and perfectly balances the salad.



Type: Appetizer
Diet : Vegetarian
Serving: 2-3 people

Ingredients

1/2 watermelon -cut into cubes
1 medium onion- thinly sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate jewels
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 Tsp honey
1 Tsp lemon juice
Feta cheese
Few torn basil leaves

Basil vinaigrette

2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
salt to taste
1/2 Tsp black pepper powder
1 Tsp lemon juice


Method

To prepare the vinaigrette, add basil, extra virgin oilve oil, salt, lemon juice and black pepper in a processor and blend till creamy.

Empty vinaigrette in an air-tight container and store in refrigerator for up-to 7 days.

Add watermelon, tomatoes, onion, pomegranate and basil leaves in a salad bowl. Mix lemon juice and honey in the salad.

Now add 2 Tbsp of basil vinaigrette in the salad and mix through.

Lastly crumble feta cheese over the salad and serve.



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