What’s with all the watermelon salads? If you are a cooking magazine addict like I am, you probably noticed that watermelon is the latest fad. Everywhere I look , I seem to find a watermelon recipe. I am not complaining. I love watermelon so bring on more recipes. When I was pregnant with my daughter, watermelon and burgers were my food of choice. Believe it or not, I would drive through Wendy’s and Burger King all in the same lunch hour. Keep in mind, I typically am not a fast food lover. Then I would wash down the greasy burgers with a slice of icy cold watermelon. And the husband would rid the car of all the old fast food bags. Luckily this bad habit only lasted for a few months.
But back to the icy cold watermelon. I just had some a few minutes ago. Is there anything better on a hot day. Or how about a piece after coming back from a four mile run? I have always eaten it plain but it was due time to make a salad. So this is how you do it.
Gather these ingredients:
a few handfuls of arugula
olive oil and balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
crumbled feta cheese
a handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
Sliced the watermelon into some nice uniform pieces. Toss the arugula with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Place the watermelon on top of the arugula and sprinkle with the feta and chopped mint.
Can it be any easier? This is a great salad to take to a party because it will draw up good conversation. And when you try it, you’ll love it. Next time, I’m switching the mint for basil.