This post is sponsored by our brand partners, Watermelon Board.
Watermelon and tomatoes are two of summer’s biggest produce superstars! They join forces in this recipe to create a juicy salad made for sunny summer days.
Simple, flavorful ingredients make the best salads. Accompanying the watermelon and vine-ripened tomatoes are baby spring mix, sliced sweet onions, and queso fresco crumbles.
Of course, every great salad needs a great dressing. A homemade jalapeno vinaigrette is a perfect match for this one. It combines jalapenos with cilantro, agave nectar, green onions, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. This zingy vinaigrette provides a little kick and is delicious when paired with the sweet flavors of tomatoes and watermelon.
Whisk together jalapenos, green onions, cilantro, agave nectar, garlic, lime juice. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisk until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut Watermelon into squares (see video above for demonstration). Slice tomatoes.
In a medium bowl, toss baby spring mix with vinaigrette & season with salt.
For each serving, place one watermelon slice on a plate, place some dressed spring mix onto watermelon. Top with tomatoes, cheese & sweet onions. Drizzle additional dressing over each serving. Season with salt and pepper.
Did you know over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide? The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. You can find more fun watermelon facts and trivia to discuss over dinner here.
Let us know what you think of this Watermelon Tomato Salad in the comments below, or tag us in your food photos on Instagram @theproducemoms and @watermelonboard.
Author: Lori Taylor
Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn. View all posts by Lori Taylor