C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse's tomato watermelon salad recipe

- This recipe for a tomato watermelon salad with a mint vinaigrette comes courtesy of Chef Jeff Rose from C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse.

C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill is in Wolverine Lake. For more information or to check out their menu, visit www.cayagrill.com.


½ cup  minced jalapeño
1 ½ Tbl  shallot minced
6 clove  garlic minced
1 cup  chiffonade mint
2 cup  EVOO
2 cup  red wine vinegar
½ cup  honey

2 cups   watermelon cubed
2 ea  heirloom tomatoes
¼ cup  diced red onion
¼ cup  Spanish cheese or feta
Salt and pepper to taste

Make the vinaigrette. In a separate bowl combine the watermelon, tomato, onion, and cheese. Pour enough vinaigrette to evenly coat all items. Serve immediately.

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