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2 In The Kitchen: Watermelon And Heirloom Tomato Salad

(credit: Alex Denis/CBS 2)

(credit: Alex Denis/CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All week we’ve been showcasing recipes that keep your kitchen cool, no stove or oven required. “Can’t Stand The Heat” week concludes with a cool salad recipe.

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Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Executive Chef Vincent Chirico

Ingredients:

-          3 heirloom tomatoes (one of each color) quartered

-          1 cup Vermont Goat Cheese

-          ¼ cup mascarpone

-          ¼ cup heavy cream

-          2-3 slices of watermelon, cut in 1×1 cubes

-          25 year aged balsamic vinaigrette

-          Micro basil and micro arugula

-          salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

-          Mix the Vermont goat cheese, mascarpone, olive oil, heavy cream and salt and pepper in a bowl.

-          Spread the cheese mixture on a plate, top with watermelon cubes followed by tomatoes.

-          Top with micro basil and arugula, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper