Heirloom Tomatoes and Watermelon Salad
Red Wine Vinaigrette
|Red wine vinegar||¼ cup|
|Kosher salt||1 tsp|
|Black pepper, ground||¼ tsp|
|Olive oil, extra virgin||½ cup|
|Tomatoes, heirloom||1 lb, large dice|
|Watermelon||3.5 cups, large dice|
|Red bell pepper||1, large dice|
|Cotija cheese||7 oz, ½ inch cubes|
|Air dried ham||6 oz, julienne|
- Make the Vinaigrette: Whisk the vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend well. Set aside.
- Make the Salad: Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, then, using a spoon, scrape out the seeds. Cut the cucumber halves crosswise into thin half-moon slices. Using a mandolin, cut the onion into 1-inch-long paper-thin slices. Toss the sliced cucumber, onion, tomatoes, watermelon, bell pepper, cheese, air dried ham, and greens in a large bowl with enough vinaigrette to coat. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately.