It's hard to imagine summer coming to a close and I personally have been in denial about it because I have just experienced the hottest, most summery summer in five years. So among other things, I have been stockpiling watermelon.
side note-did you know about yellow watermelon?!?! It’s a little less sweet and juicy but delicious all the same.
We have had bowls full of freshly cut watermelon in the fridge all summer and I am slicing it faster than Mike and I can eat it. And simple, cold watermelon is perfect but I wanted to try to find another way to enjoy this fruit.
Watermelon and feta is a combination I have seen before and I thought the two would make a satisfying sweet/salty salad with a bit of mint I grabbed at the farmers market and a quick vinaigrette. We were having burgers last week and I decided this was the side that would lighten the dish up.
Mike made the burgers (bison and beef, in case you were wondering) and I whipped up this refreshing and super easy salad.
watermelon and feta salad with mint
2 cups of watermelon, cubed
4 oz of feta, cubed
10 leaves of mint, roughly chopped
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
a sprinkle of cayenne, salt and pepper
- whisk the lemon juice, olive oil and spices in a bowl and pour of watermelon
- toss gently, then add feta and mint
- serve immediately or chill in fridge
Any other ideas for squeezing every last drop of summer/watermelon? Send them my way!
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