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



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

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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