Sunday, June 1, 2008
Summer Watermelon Salad
Food and faith - do you trust the people who serve you some new recipe with an unusual ingredient combination?
I make this recipe every summer with the mint that grows in my garden. I first saw it several years ago on one of Nigella Lawson's cooking shows. I thought it looked interesting and found the recipe in her Forever Summer cookbook - it's now on her website, too. I don't measure this one. (If you want exact amounts, check the recipe link above.) I just cut up watermelon in bite sized cubes, then mix with sliced kalamata olives, red onion slices, and feta cheese. I add fresh snipped mint and parsley from my garden, and then top with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
The first time I served this to guests, I recall that food/faith moment - it's hard for anyone to believe that this would taste good. But the mix of the sweet from the watermelon, the salty from the olives and feta, and the fresh taste of the mint is an amazing blend of summer flavors. The perfect refreshing dish for a cookout! Trust me!