watermelon-tomato-and-feta-salad-04Watermelon – Tomato Salad
Recipe courtesy of James K Jones

Ingredients

4 cups seeded watermelon, cut into cubes

1 cup fresh grape tomatoes, sliced in half

1 cup fresh roma tomatoes, diced

1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced

1 sweet yellow bell pepper, diced

1 red onion, sliced into thin wedges

1 sweet white onion, sliced into thin wedges

1 sprig fresh basil, chopped

1 sprig fresh cilantro, chopped

3 green onions, sliced (green and white parts)

1 cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoons sugar (or substitute honey, or agave nectar)

Sea Salt (to taste)

Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

1 teaspoon Delicious Goodness Seasoning (or dry ranch mix)

Whisk red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, D.G. seasoning, sea salt & pepper in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. In a separate bowl, gently combine watermelon, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, & basil. Pour the vinegar mixture over the watermelon and tomato mixture, and gently combine, taking care not to squish up the tomatoes & watermelon. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.

This side dish works great for Picnics and Summer Meals!

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Cucumber-Tomato Salad by James Jones

shutterstock_292596125Ingredients:

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Red Onions

Pineapple

Dill & Cilantro

Vinegar & Olive Oil

Sugar, Salt, and Pepper

4 cups Peeled Cucumbers, cut into cubes

(About 4 large cucumbers)

3 cups Fresh Tomatoes (a variety is better) cut into cubes

1 red onion, diced

2 cups Fresh Pineapple, cut into cubes

2 tablespoons fresh Dill, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh Cilantro, chopped

½ cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

3 teaspoons sugar

Sea Salt (to taste)

Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

Cracked White Pepper (to taste)

Mix red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, sea salt & pepper in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. In a separate bowl, gently combine Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onion, Dill & Cilantro. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber/tomato mixture, and gently combine, taking care not to squish up the tomatoes & cucumbers. Serve immediately, or refrigerate a day ahead.