Yes, a salad can be refreshing, especially in the Phoenix heat. When temperatures start to rise outside I lose all desire to eat; much less cook. So I try to focus on preparing more fresh, light and cold meals. I find this is also a great way for me to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my life.
During a recent visit to the Farmer's Market I picked up the juiciest watermelon and some really ripe tomatoes and decided to make a watermelon salad. This healthy and refreshing mixture makes for a perfect meal on hot summer nights.
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Tomato, Watermelon, & Feta Salad
2 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, in 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups tomatoes, in 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup feta cheese, in 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup basil, roughly chopped
Mix everything together in a bowl and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to get all ingredients cold.