End-of-Summer produce haul
Why does summer always seem to FLY by? Maybe we’re all having too much fun (hopefully), or maybe we’re all too busy eating this delicious and fresh Watermelon Tomato Salad! This is a perfect use of your end-of-season tomatoes that you’ve worked hard to grow on your deck.
I made the watermelon tomato salad when my parents came to visit Ellie and me in our new condo, over July 4th weekend. It’s super easy to assemble. Just mix chopped watermelon, tomato, fresh mint and a simple dressing of vinegar, olive oil and sumac (that’s the key). This salad is the perfect addition to a hot summer Shabbat lunch side dish and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser! Even my father-in-law was kind of blown away by this simple, yet delicious salad. The watermelon and tomato pairing was a new combo for him but he went back for seconds (and possibly thirds), so I think he was a fan. 🙂
You all know I LOVE sumac – I think it’s so underappreciated! It has a hint of tart and lemony flavor and pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the watermelon and tomato. I used Trader Joe’s raspberry vinegar as the base for the dressing but apple cider or white wine vinegar would be great too!
So go ahead and grab a glass or wine or a refreshing cocktail, a BIG bowl of this salad and enjoy those last few weeks of summer. Salud!
Want some more light and easy summer recipes? Check out a few here!
- 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, sliced I like to use a mixture of colors!
- 2 cups Watermelon, diced Preferably chilled
- 1 Handful Fresh mint, julienned (or chopped)
- 1/2 tsp. Sumac
- 1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar Or use whatever you have at home - white wine, apple cider - those would all be good
- 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
Add the tomatoes, watermelon and mint to a small bowl
Mix the sumac, vinegar, olive oil and salt in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad
Mix well, making sure not to break up the tomatoes or watermelon. Serve within a few hours of making the salad - either cold or room temp (the watermelon is best served cold so I like to keep it in my fridge until I'm ready to assemble the salad)