Whereas one could say this isn’t a “Caribbean” salad, I’ve to query why not? Have you ever ever had solar ripened tomatoes or watermelon straight from the farmer’s discipline? I’ve and it was after I was a lil fella on the islands and that farm was our household kitchen backyard in Trinidad and Tobago. The feta and balsamic are undoubtedly not “Caribbean” however now you can discover these elements at lots of the greater grocery shops throughout the Caribbean island chain.
2-3 lbs heirloom tomatoes
1/2 small watermelon
8-12 mint leaves
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup feta cheese
3-4 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper (divided)
Vital! If doing this recipe gluten free, please undergo the checklist of elements to ensure they meet together with your particular gluten free dietary wants.
Heirlooms are seed varieties which might be a minimum of 50 years outdated, and it can save you these seeds and plant them yr after yr. Heirlooms are by no means hybrids or GMOs. … GMOs are Genetically Modified seeds.
Each Spring I strive my finest to get Heirloom tomato vegetation for my backyard as I discover them to be essentially the most candy, juicy and fascinating (no two are the identical form or coloration) tomatoes one can eat. Whereas I’d like to say these tomatoes have been from my again yard, I need to confess that they have been from a neighborhood grocery retailer.
Wash and chop the tomatoes (take away the core + stems and discard) into totally different shapes/slices to offer the salad some texture and make it extra eye-appealing. Please attempt to use heirloom tomatoes as the flavour and texture is in contrast to the greenhouse (nor GMO) stuff you get within the grocery store. Place it in a big bowl.
Dice the watermelon (take away any seeds in the event you don’t have the seedless selection). Then add it to the bowl, together with the Feta and Mint leaves (If the mint leaves are massive, give them a fast chop).
Sprinkle the salt (particularly over the tomato items) and half of the black pepper over every little thing.. you’ll get higher taste with contemporary cracked black pepper IMHO. You possibly can add some Scotch Bonnet Pepper Flakes if you need a KICK to the completed salad.
Observe. watch the serving tip within the video beneath.
Make the dressing by whisking the olive oil, balsamic, honey and remaining black pepper collectively.
While you’re able to serve the salad, pour the dressing (whisked) excessive and gently combine. I used my fingers as I discovered it to be handiest this fashion.
Add extra Feta or any cheese you want, do you have to like plenty of cheese in your salad. And you may all the time substitute Basil for the Mint if mint is just not your fav herb.
I’d advocate putting the completed salad (not dressed) within the fridge to sit back a bit earlier than serving, particularly on these sizzling summer time days whenever you need one thing mild and funky for lunch or dinner. Drop me your feedback beneath, tag me on Instagram and don’t neglect now you can get my cookbook – The Vibrant Caribbean Pot, 100 Traditional And Fusion Recipes @ CaribbeanPot.com/CookBook/