Watermelon, Cucumber, Kumato and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber, Kumato and Feta Salad
Adapted from lcbo.com

I love the colours in this salad. It just seems to scream summer, doesn't it? This was also my first time trying a kumato. A kumato is a variety of tomato that is grown in Europe. I think they taste a little sweeter than regular tomatoes and I adore the dark red/brown colour. If you can't find kumatoes, just use cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!

Serves 4-6

Ingredients
1 english cucumber
2 kumatoes
1 seedless watermelon wedge, 5 inches wide
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons mint leaves, shredded
2 tablespoons basil leaves, shredded
1/2 cup crumbled feta


Directions:

1. There is no need to seed or peel the cumbers. Slice cucumber lengthwise then again lengthwise. Finally cut crosswise into chunks, about 1 inch in size.

2. Cut the kumatoes into 6ths then cut them in half.

3. Cut watermelon into the same size chunks as the cucumbers. Place the cucumbers, kumatoes and watermelon into a large bowl and toss gently.

4. Whisk together vinegar, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Add the mint, basil and feta. Toss gently to combine.

5. Serve at room temperature.

41 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An original salad! It looks so delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Elin said...

I love this salad...refreshing. Mint and watermelon goes well..mmmm thanks for sharing :)

maybelles mom said...

I adore feta with all of those things so I bet as a combo it is quite good. I keep hearing about kumato tomatoes. We don't get them I wonder if the seeds are available to grown them.

Donna-FFW said...

I keep seeing this combo but have yet to try it. I think I may have to do just that. It looks super-delicious and so light and refreshing.

veggievixen said...

kumatos?? awesome. this salad looks amazing. i don't use watermelon in salads, like, ever. but it's so good.

Maria said...

I have an addiction to watermelon. Can't wait to try your salad. Looks so summery and fresh!

friedwontons4u said...

Tomato & watermelon coming together is a great idea. This looks like a great summer salad. Is there any other type of cheese besides feta you would reccomend?

Angry Asian said...

i am such a salad kick this summer, and this one is positively lovely! i adore the addition of the feta and mint, the cheese adds a bit of depth while the mint gives it some freshness. i bet even without the dressing this salad would still be divine!

finsmom said...

Such a fresh summer salad! Great recipe!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow, my kind of salad! I love colorful meals, they lift you up, don't they?
Oh, and I love that website, too - it's packed with great recipes!

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful summer salad! How did you like kumato tomatoes? I am just completely in love with them!

Parita said...

Perfect summer time salad, m sure with all those fresh basil and mint leaves it would have tasted awesome!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is such a refreshing summertime salad!

pinkstripes said...

Oh, this sounds delicious. I was planing on making a watermelon salad this weekend too.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I keep looking for the these tomatoes, still no luck but I'm going to keep on trying. Great looking salad.
Sam

jillian said...

This looks like such a great summer dish!

Christie @ Fig & Cherry said...

I've been goring on in-season kumatoes here in Barcelona!

Love this combination, very pretty.

Amanda said...

That does scream summer! I'm always hearing about watermelon and feta together...must try!

Nicisme said...

That looks so refreshing!
I have to say that I've never seen or heard of a kumato - I'll have to go on a mission to find some now!!

Adam said...

I've never seen the word kumato before. As long as it has a cool color, that's all I need to know. Love the watermelon in there too :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Yes it's screaming fresh & screaming summer.I love the combination. We get just regular tomatoes here, nothing exotic, but this will taste great even with those!

Natashya said...

I love how fresh and summery your salad is. I have never had a kumato before.

Soma said...

fresh summery lovely mediterannean. never had the kumato tomatoes before.

Pearl said...

that looks like a delicious summer salad!

Jo said...

What a great summery salad. Love how the colours play of each single ingredient in the dish. YUM!

Kerstin said...

Oh, what a great salad! I love those fresh herbs and feta - yum!

Lisa Michelle said...

Oh wow, someone just gave me two huge watermelons, and outside of nibbling on some, I was wondering what to do with the rest of it! Now, I know..and that looks so amazing. Sweet, salty etc, and of course, your incredible photos highlight how good it is :)

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Juliana said...

So creative this salad...with watermelon...great for the summer...yummie!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I LOVE this salad and it's 9 at night and I just told my husband that I wanted this right now!!! Beautiful!!!

Helene said...

I love recipes that are simple and have all the great flavors.

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've been dying to try watermelon & feta together.

Carrie said...

I would never imagine all of these flavors together...it sounds so good! And I've never heard of a kumato before....but I need to try one now :)

Lo said...

Gorgeous. I love the sweet/salty combo that watermelon salads promise. And I'll be hunting for a kumato... haven't seen any around here. Ever. But, you know I'll be keeping my eyes open.

Indigo said...

Ooh I love feta with this sort of thing! Can't say I've ever come across a kumato... I could always glue a few vegetables together for a similar effect? Perhaps not.

Bridgett said...

I had a salad nearly identical in a San Francisco cafe a couple weeks ago and have been thinking of it ever since. I will be giving your recipe a go very soon.

Zoe said...

This is a wonderful salad. I love the combination of watermelon and feta. You should submit this to the blogger secret ingredient challenge I am hosting. This week, the secret ingredient is feta and this would be a perfect addition!

Talita said...

YUmmm... so fresh! I love watermelon in a salad!

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

Very summery and so refreshing. Mu hubby planted a lot of kind of tomatoes in our garden but the kumatoes. Looking at your photos, I'm going to bag him to plant them for me for next year! lol

Jude said...

I thought that was some sort of typo or something, but I should've known better. This is why I crave summertime salads.

Jeff said...

drrrooollll....love awesome job!!!!!!

Looks beautiful and the perfect summer dish. So many awesome flavors. So ready to do a happy dance.......

 
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