Watermelon and Tomato Salad

8 Sep


 On a hot day nothing is better than crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon. Like tomatoes, watermelon is a good source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells and in the body from oxygen damage. I made this salad after a hot 2 hour bike ride and it was perfect way to cool down and hydrate. 

  • 2 cups watermelon, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • pint of cherry tomatoes cut into halves
  • 1/3 cup torn fresh basil
  • 2 tbs green onion thinly sliced
  • arugula

Gently toss all of the above together except arugula. Place in fridge until ready to serve.

Dressing:

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2  tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

In a jar, mix the dressing ingredients together.  Place arugula on top of  watermelon mix. Pour the dressing over and gently toss, and serve right away.

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2 Responses to “Watermelon and Tomato Salad”

  1. eugenejferguson September 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Reblogged this on eugenejferguson.

    • fitfinnrecipes September 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed my post enough to reblog it. Enjoy 🙂

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