contributed by Hillary Mamis, MS,RD,LDN
There is nothing more refreshing or enjoyable on a hot day than a cool salad. With all of the fresh fruits and vegetables available during the summer, there are endless combinations and possibilities to achieve that perfect balance in a salad. Below is a recipe for a watermelon salad that was recently served at a baby shower based on children’s books. While I had never heard of the book: The Watermelon Seed, I certainly did appreciate this salad in the heat and humidity.
1 small red onion
1 3-4 lb seedless watermelon cut into 1 inch cubes
8 oz feta cheese cut into 1 inch cubes
1 bunch fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
1 bunch mint (chopped)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons (you can use a mandolin), put in a small bowl with the juice of 2 limes and let sit for 30 minutes.
Combine the watermelon, feta, mint and parsley together in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze the remaining limes over top. Toss together and finish with salt and pepper.
Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson
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