Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fourth of July: Watermelon Salad

Watermelon and the Fourth of July go hand-n-hand at my house.  The fresh coolness and refreshing taste makes the hot summer days bearable.  Usually I just slice up the watermelon and serve, however, one day I decided I would make a watermelon salad.   Easy, refreshing, and a great side dish.   I added some fresh mint, feta cheese, salt and pepper.  Tossed them together and the result was a great tasting summer salad.

I love this salad.  The taste is so summery and refreshing and the mint adds an extra coolness to the salad.

What I sometimes do when I am taking this salad to a real picnic - is assemble the salad there.  It gets soggy if it sits around for hours.







Watermelon Salad



Ingredients:


 

6 cups of seedless watermelon cubes

1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves cut into thin ribbons
Freshly ground pepper
Sea salt

Directions:
1. Drain any excess juice from the watermelon cubes.  Toss the watermelon gently with the rice vinegar and the feta cheese. 
2. Toss the watermelon with the fresh mint.  Transfer to a serving bowl.
3. Sprinkle the salad with ground pepper and salt.  Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings











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