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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

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I got this recipe from my friend, Pia, who has a wonderful blog with tons of ethnic recipes, particularly Filipino since she is from the Philippines. Now, I know what you were thinking when you read the title of this post.  You’re wrong! Watermelons and tomatoes CAN be put together in a salad–and it is delicious!  This salad is sweet, salty, acidic, tangy, and is so refreshing.  You will love it.

Watermelon & Tomato Salad
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5 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
1/2 lb. tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium red onion, thinly julienned
freshly ground black pepper
chopped cilantro for garnish

In a large bowl mix chopped watermelon and tomatoes. Stir in sugar and salt and place in fridge to marinate for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, mix in red wine vinegar, olive oil and onions. Keep chilled.

When ready to serve add freshly ground black pepper and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serves 8.

Nutritional Info (per serving): 106 calories; 7 g fat; 11 g carb; 1 g fiber; 1 g protein

Recipe source: Inato lang Filipino Cuisine and More

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I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

18 responses »

  1. I love sweet/savory salad combos (like feta and watermelon, or strawberries, basil, and goat cheese) but I never would have thought to pair watermelon and tomato! Sounds delicious!

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    • See, I’m not usually a fan of fruit in salad unless it’s exclusively a fruit salad. But I loved this one an I’m sure you will too!

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  2. I know this is very good. I am making it today. Love the flavors! Great Post….

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  3. Dennis Miller

    I’m not one for combining flavors like vinegar and fruit but this is very good.

    As for watermelon and tomato, that doesn’t strike me as such a strange combo.

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    • Yeah, I was pretty shocked that you actually enjoyed it, Mr. Picky Pants! Thanks for leaving a comment–you’re such a sweetie.

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  4. It looks delicious. I wouldn’t have thought of this combo but, I will try it. Looks like a perfect “summery” dish :)

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  5. This is super refreshing, I love the combo!

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  6. I’ll be honest, I’m a skeptic – but I trust your food judgment, so I’m willing to try it!

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  7. I swear i left a message=;) but i wondered if i hit the submit button or inadvertently just moved on and obviously it got deleted.

    I’m glad you and Dennis liked this salad. I’ve made my co-workers esp. my boss love this too and guess what..we will be making this salad for our residents=;) isn’t that great? I’m sure they’ll love this as well. Geezzz..now i’m craving for this again, must make one on my day off!

    Thanks V, for the props..you’re awesome!!!!

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  8. I just LOVE watermelon/tomato salad of all kinds! I sometimes toss a little finely chopped jalapeno into mine. Mint and just a little bit of crumbled feta are also great. YUM!

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  9. OH MY CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!! Is this scrumptious or what?? Thanks love it and so did my friends and fam. Stay cool and creative..

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  10. I had to bring a salad to the pot luck today for our new minister. I brought the watermelon & tomatoe salad. First time I ever made it. Just to let you know it was a major hit. Thank you.

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