Recipe: Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad

A beautifully simple salad that allows the quality of the ingredients to shine through

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Looking to highlight nature's bounty? This salad recipe is bright, flavorful, and beautifully simple. It really allows the quality of the ingredients to shine through. "Heirloom tomatoes are so good and this is a really nice way of showcasing just how tasty they are," says Wanderlust Hollywood executive chef Seamus Mullen.

Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Are you trying this recipe at home? Let us know with #WanderlustKitchen. INGREDIENTS 2 cups mixed heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1” irregular pieces 1 cup watermelon chunks, cut into 1” pieces 2 tbsp toasted pecans 1 oz burrata* 2 tbsp Garlic chives, minced Basil Mint 2 oz Meyer lemon vinaigrette (recipe below) Salt and pepper to taste Extra virgin olive oil *Want to make it vegan? Skip the burrata. For the Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette: 50 g Meyer lemon juice 50 g champagne vinegar 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Dijon 1/4 clove garlic, grated 1 pinch pepper blend Maldon salt Zest of one Meyer lemon 200 g arbequina olive oil DIRECTIONS To make the salad, combine all ingredients except burrata and vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, then toss with the vinaigrette (directions below) and plate in an oval bowl. Finish with a chunk of burrata seasoned with Maldon salt and extra virgin olive oil. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients except olive oil in blender. Process until smooth then drizzle in olive oil. Makes 1 serving  Photo by Courtney Smith


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