Melon, Tomato & Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
. 1 cup very thinly sliced sweet white onion, separated into rings
. 1 small firm ripe melon
. 2 large tomatoes, very thinly sliced
. 1 small cucumber, very thinly sliced
. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
. ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
. 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
. ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
. 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
. 1 cup very thinly sliced fresh basil
Active 30 m
Ready In 30 m
1. Place onion rings in a medium bowl, add cold water to cover and a handful of ice cubes. Set aside for about 20 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
2. Meanwhile, cut melon in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Remove the rind with a sharp knife. Place each melon half cut-side down and slice crosswise into-inch-thick slices.
3. Make the salad on a large platter or 8 individual salad plates. Begin by arranging a ring of melon slices around the edge. Top with a layer of overlapping tomato slices. Arrange a second ring of melon slices toward the center. Top with the remaining tomato slices. Tuck cucumber slices between the layers of tomato and melon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with goat cheese and the onion rings. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with basil.
Per serving: 194 calories; 12 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 45 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 775 IU vitamin A; 37 mg vitamin C; 67 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 161 mg sodium; 571 mg potassium
. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (62% daily value)
. Carbohydrate Servings: 1½
. Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ lean meat, 1½ fat