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Summertime Tomato-Melon Salad Recipe

Summertime Tomato-Melon Salad Recipe

Looking for a savory summer salad? The combination of tomatoes, cantaloupe, avocado and greens sings with freshness and health.—Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups small baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 package (8 ounces) feta cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch watercress, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • CORIANDER-LIME VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, cantaloupe, cheese, avocado, watercress, basil and onion.
  • 2. In a dry small skillet over medium heat, toast coriander seeds until aromatic, about 2-3 minutes. Cool. Transfer to a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle; coarsely grind.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, vinegar, honey, lime peel, salt, pepper and coriander. Pour over tomato mixture and gently toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 165 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.