Thursday, August 16, 2012

Snack Attack! Heirloom Tomato and Watermelons?!

Today's Snack Attack is a quick little snippet from my day's experiments. I had two wonderful ingredients from this weekend's Farmer's Market: Heirloom Tomatoes and Watermelon.

I just had a feeling that the natural sweetness of the heirlooms we bought would lend themselves perfectly to the watermelon. Of course I was the only one in the house who would try this out, but I secretly knew that it would work. This recipe is inspired by the now closed restaurant 732 Social (RIP), where they served up a yellow heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with red onions and Gorgonzola cheese. If you ever had the chance to indulge in their $5.00 counter tapas and cocktail tastes, you were one of the lucky ones. So, in honor of one of the past greats, I bring you my first Snack Attack!

Just let the symphony of flavors wash over you, go ahead...

Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Heirloom Tomato (yellow, red, purple, rainbow, starburst, whatever!!!), cubed
Watermelon, cubed
Orange fleur de sel
Olive oil
This is a very simple and refreshing salad. It is a perfect way to celebrate the bounty of our summer season. Simply combine the heirloom tomato and watermelon cubes and toss them in some olive oil. Then tear some mint leaves over it all, season with orange fleur de sel (if you don't have orange, any kind of fleur de sel would work), and enjoy your masterpiece. Quick, elegant, and full of summer exuberance!

Enjoy your healthy afternoon snack!


  1. I never thought of it ! Just a genius can think of it and make it incredibbly delicious! You are the master ! ;)