Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer Salad

Warm days call for crisp, fresh eating and for me there's nothing like my Watermelon Heirloom Tomato Salad to wake up any sluggish summer blues. The kick of Ginger and the crunch of that icy cold Watermelon will perk you up effortlessly!  I also made a Mint Peach Spritzer to go with our summer inspired lunch.

Serves 3


Dressing
Ginger
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
Salt Pepper
1 1/2 Tablespoons of White Wine Vinegar
Salad
1-2 cups of chopped Heirloom Tomatoes
1-2 cups of chopped cold Watermelon
1 Tablespoon of finely chopped Basil
2 Tablespoons of finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
1/2 of a ripe Avocado chopped
1 Tablespoon of finely chopped Chives

Peel and then grate a nub of ginger in order to squeeze enough juice to yield around 1 Tablespoon of ginger juice.
Whisk ginger juice, oil, salt, pepper and vinegar together until thick and well combined. Set aside.
Combine Tomatoes, Watermelon, Basil, Red Onion and dressing and allow to sit for around 30 minutes in the fridge.
After marinating, add remaining ingredients and serve with a smile!

My Mint Peach Spritzer was made up of fresh peaches and peach juice, fresh mint ice cubes and lots of sparkling water.
Hope that you enjoy this yummy light lunch as much as we did!

love tash xo

19 comments:

  1. Love this!! Totally have this recipe on the blog!! yeah!

    Okay and your comment re: the boots at Nordstrom literally caused me to burst out laughing. best.ever. Oh I wish I coulda seen that guy's face!!

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  2. hmm... interesting and yummy looking! might have to try. great photos.

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  3. How perfectly summery! This looks fantastic.

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  4. Looks so light and yummy!!! thanks for sharing :) xoxo

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  5. Delicious post, darling!
    Thanks for the recipe!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. It was fabulous! I was the lucky one who got to share.

    Loves you mucho!

    xx

    http://novembergrey.blogspot.com/

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  7. This recipe looks like something I might just have to try. My heirlooms are just about ready to enjoy. Thanks for sharing it.

    By the way, thanks for stopping by the blog. Based on your comment, it sounded like maybe you had met Rachel Zoe. Am that right?

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  8. Interesting that you met her. Is she more celebrity than talent or is she genuinely good at her job as what we are seeing?

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  9. Makes sense - business, networking. Thanks for answering my questions. Have a good night. I always enjoy meeting bloggers on the west coast. =)

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  10. seems like a great recipe ! will try it out on the weekends when i have time :)

    GLISTERSandBLISTERS

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  11. this looks so delicious, tomatoes are my fave :)

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  12. i am actually making that tomato salad tonight for dinner.. and it taste yummy..
    thanks!
    LOx

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  13. ...Thanks for dropping by!..however did you find me?...
    Yummy salad!...I think I will try it...am excited about the dressing!....

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  14. Its so hot today and I love this post...Yummy:) Can I have some please? hahahha...great!!! Thanks so much for sharing:)

    Kisses

    Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

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  15. gorgeous post...love trhis...gorgeous blog

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  16. absolutely LOVE this recipe! I have to make it!

    xo thanks for sharing doll!

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