Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad

ITomato-and-Watermelon Salad
4-6 servings
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5 cups (3/4-inch) seeded watermelon cubes
1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspon salt
1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Romain lettuce leaves (optional)
Cracked black pepper to taste

1.  Combine watermelon and tomato in a large bowl; sprinkle with sugar and salt, tossing to coat.  Let stand 15 minutes.

2.  Stir in onion, vinegar, and oil.  Cover and chill 2 hours.  Serve chilled with lettuce leaves, if desired.  Sprinkle with cracked black pepper to taste.

Cook's Note:  This salad is juicy, so use a slotted spoon if placing it on lettuce.  If serving without lettuce, offer a fork and a spoon so everyone can enjoy the refreshing liquid.

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