Watermelons & Tomatoes… Summertime superstars.  Most people know that tomatoes are a great source of lycopene – did you know that watermelons are also a great source of this phytochemical?  yep – depending on the seasonality, watermelons can actually offer more lycopene per serving than tomatoes!  Enjoy these 2 superfoods together in my tasty Watermelon & Tomato Salad!

THE PRODUCE MOM WATERMELON & TOMATO SALAD

INGREDIENTS

•1 clamshell baby romaine
•12 slices of vine ripe tomatoes
•6 (1/2″ thick) 4×4 inch squares of watermelon
•1/3 cup of crumbled queso fresco
•1/3 cup sliced green onions
•Jalapeno Vinaigrette (recipe below)
•Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl, toss baby romaine with vinaigrette & season with salt.  For each serving, place one watermelon slice on a plate, place some dressed greens onto watermelon.  Top with tomatoes, cheese & green onions.  Drizzle additional dressing over each serving.  Season with salt & pepper.

DRESSING

Whisk together 2 jalapenos (seeded & minced), 3 T thinly sliced green onions, 2 T chopped cilantro, 1 T agave nectar, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice.  Slowly drizzle in 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, whisking until well blended.  Season with salt & pepper.

Enjoy!

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