Mozzarella Watermelon Salad

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Menu Part: Salad
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 25

An unusual combination of ingredients results in a truly refreshing salad. The juicy watermelon and creamy mozzarella work so well together, and the balsamic vinegar adds just the right touch of acidity.

Ingredients

12 lb. small seedless watermelon balls
10 lb. small mozzarella balls
1 lb. basil leaves, chopped
4 lb. scallions, trimmed and chopped
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Baby salad greens
Balsamic vinegar, as needed
Toasted French bread (crostini)
Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Steps

1. Toss together watermelon, mozzarella, chopped basil, scallions, and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Spoon salad over baby greens. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve with crostini on the side.