Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Tomato and Watermelon Salad
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    If the idea of tomatoes and watermelon together sounds odd to you, this dish will be a revelation. There is a saying that what grows together goes together, and in this case it is true. If you think of tomatoes as a fruit, which they are botanically, this combination makes more sense. Seasonality, however, is the key. I make this salad only in the summer, when tomatoes, watermelon, and cucumbers are at their peak of flavor. Rich, creamy Hass avocadoes are included to lend a nice contrast of flavor and texture. I always toss this salad together before serving, but for the photo opposite I was inspired to create a painstaking mosaic of the ingredients. If you're so inclined, feel free, but don't say I didn't warn you—it takes a lot of time.

    Ingredients

    • 3 or 4 small to medium heirloom tomatoes, in assorted colors, cored and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
    • 1 small English or regular cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    • 1 cup 3/4-inch-cubed yellow or red seedless watermelon flesh
    • 1 Hass avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed fresh herbs, in any combination: basil, tarragon, chives, and cilantro
    • 1/4 teaspoon coriander seed
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 freshly ground black pepper

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 287 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 18 g 27.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.69%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 152 mg 6.32%
    • Calcium: 125 mg 12.54%
    • Potassium: 377 mg 10.76%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 32.5%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 3.76%
    • Vitamin C 3.73%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit2
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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