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Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad, by , is from Feeding The Flock, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann Harkins
Added: Monday, March 16, 2009


1 piece ginger (3 inches long)
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. sherry-wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups heirloom tomatoes, quartered or cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups seedless watermelon, but into 1-inch pieces
2 tbsp. Thai basil, chopped plus whole leaves, for garnish
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. chopped chives
2 tbsp. chervil leaves
2 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled into large pieces
1/4 cup celery leaves, for garnish
1 small spring onion, very thinly sliced, for garnish
1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced, for garnish

Grate ginger on the large holes of a box grater. Wrap ginger in a lint-free cloth and squeeze over a medium bowl to extract juice. You should have about 2 tablespoons.
Whisk ginger juice, along with olive oil and vinegar, until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, watermelon, chopped basil, and red onion and gently toss until fully coated; season with salt and pepper. Let stand 30 minutes.
Transfer tomatoes and watermelon to a serving bowl. Gently fold in chives, chervil, and parsley; spoon over any remaining marinade. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with celery leaves, spring onion and whole basil leaves. Serve immediately.

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