It’s Creole Tomato Time!

Don’t you look forward to this time of the year in New Orleans!  There is nothing better than a big juicy slice of creole tomato on white bread with mayo and salt and pepper! Not only is it a tasty thing but it  brings back wonderful childhood memories of stopping along side the highway down in St Bernard parish to buy a big old basket full.

A salad combination you may never expect, but are sure to love, is sweet and tangy Watermelon and Tomato Salad. I first had this salad last year at the restaurant Coquette while shopping on Magazine Street.

I have some ripe creoles ready to be picked and am going to give this recipe a try.

4 cups seeded watermelon chunks or balls
3 cups creoles cut into inch size chunks
1/2 chopped red onion
1/3 cup lime juice
3 tbs honey
1 tbs olive oil
a splash of Louisiana hot sauce ( I like Crystal the best)
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
1/2 cup feta cheese

Combine melon, red onion and tomatoes in a large bowl

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, olive oil and hot sauce. Toss with tomato mixture. Before serving, sprinkle with feta and walnuts.

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