Watermelon, Goat's Cheese & Bee Lane Cold Smoked Tomato Salad

Watermelon, Goat's Cheese & Bee Lane Cold Smoked Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6
Gluten-Free / Vegetarian


There’s a few variations on this delicious salad out there in the world – but we think the addition of our Bee Lane cold smoked tomatoes takes it to another level!

Serve with Greek lamb, barbecued prawns, ribs, chicken, or just dive in and enjoy!

This is half way between a recipe and a serving suggestion – quantities given can be varied to suit your taste.

INGREDIENTS

For the salad:
1 tub Bee Lane cold smoked tomatoes, drained (reserve oil)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1.2 kg approx. watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks
100g goat’s cheese (we used ‘ashed’), crumbled
1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly toasted
several sprigs of mint leaves, washed and torn into rough pieces 

For the dressing:
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
reserved oil from Bee Lane cold smoked tomatoes
1 Tb red wine vinegar
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

For the dressing:

  • Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, reserved smoked-tomato-infused oil and red wine vinegar. Season to taste.

For the salad:

  • Pile the watermelon chunks into a bowl or onto a platter, then scatter over the red onion, goat’s cheese, Bee Lane cold smoked tomatoes, mint, and fennel seeds.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and serve at once

Note: If you’re not a fan of goat’s cheese, regular sheep or cow’s milk feta is equally good with this dish.