Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Difficulty level: Easy

Summer is here and it’s getting too hot to do a lot of cooking. I wanted something light and refreshing, but with a little bit of kick. I also wanted something that wasn’t going to murder my diet. So I decided on a watermelon salad with mint, red onion, and tomato. I used seedless watermelon in this recipe because it’s sweeter. I actually brought in this salad to a potluck at work one day, but many people complained it was too spicy for their taste. I may have put in too much bird chilies with seeds that day, but I can handle the heat. However, if you can’t and it might be too much for you, you can always omit the bird chilies.

3 cups of Watermelon cubed

1/2 red onion sliced thin

1 tsp of chopped mint

1/2 tsp chopped basil

black pepper and salt to taste

juice of 1 lime

1 tsp thai bird chilies (optional)

1 heirloom tomato chopped and seeds removed


Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  Add a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Add the chilies ( I like mine hot, but this can be omitted). Chill for 2 hours before serving.


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