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Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Ricotta Salata

An impressive salad with wonderful colors and bright, fresh flavors -- it's perfect for summertime entertaining.
20m
PREP TIME
168
CALORIES
11
INGREDIENTS

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Ingredients 8 Servings

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons julienne-cut fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons julienne-cut fresh mint
  • 2 to 3 cups loosely packed arugula leaves
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes, assorted varieties, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 3 pounds)
  • 16 wedge-shaped slices ricotta salata, 1/4-inch thick (about 6 ounces)
  • 16 wedge-shaped slices seedless watermelon, 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Mix oil, vinegar, sea salt and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Mix basil and mint in small bowl. Set aside
  • 2 Arrange 1/4 cup loosely packed arugula leaves on each of 8 plates. Divide tomato slices, ricotta salata and watermelon among plates. Arrange decoratively as desired
  • 3 Sprinkle basil-mint mixture and red onion evenly over each salad. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with additional sea salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with grilled bread slice, if desired

TIPS AND TRICKS

Ricotta salata is a firm cheese with a mildly salty flavor. It is available in some supermarkets and specialty foods stores, and in Italian markets and cheese shops.

Serve with 8 diagonally sliced French bread slices, 1/2-inch thick, grilled.

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