Watermelon-Tomato Salad with Burrata & Basil

Serves: 4 Appetizer-Sized Portions

Recipe by Lynmar Estate Chef David Frakes


In the spirit of wine and food pairing, we have a delicious recipe to pair with our recently released 2019 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir. This watermelon-tomato salad blends quintessential summer garden flavors into a simple, appetizer-sized offering.


Ingredients:

2 C Watermelon (seedless, cut into 1″ dice)

1½ – 2 C Baby arugula (loosely packed)

1 C Tomato (skinned, seeded & cut into ¼” dice)

¾-1 C Burrata cheese (or fresh mozzarella)

8 sm Basil leaves (ripped into small pieces over salads right before they are served)

To taste High quality extra virgin olive oil

To taste Sea salt & fresh-cracked black pepper

½ ea. Small lime


To plate:

Divide watermelon and tomatoes equally between 4 chilled salad plates or soup bowls.

Divide burrata evenly between the 4 plates.

Sprinkle the baby arugula evenly over the 4 plates.

Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over each plate.

Squeeze just a couple of drops of lime juice over each plate (too much will cause wine to wash away).

Rip the basil leaves into small pieces over each plate.

Serve immediately.