Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad

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Watermelon is synonymous with hot summer days, infused with sun-kissed flavor. I remember growing up waiting – not patiently- for my mother to cut the biggest watermelon for us to enjoy when we returned home from a day spent at the pool baking in the sun. (we didn’t know about sun protection then) Instantly cooling and so refreshing!

I still slice up watermelon to serve for family and friends on hot summer days. Perfect after a barbecue or here in New England, we’re fond of clam bakes. For parties or picnic, I love to splurge making a watermelon salad adding tomatoes, red onion and feta cheese with a sweet and salty dressing. Fresh mint and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt just the perfect finishing touch.

1 small watermelon (about 3 – 5 lb.)

1/2 c. fresh mint, finely chopped

1/4 c. red onion, thinly sliced 

12 oz. cherry, halved

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. pure honey

Kosher salt and black pepper

1/4 cup Crumbled feta

pinch of Pink Himalayan salt

Remove the rind from watermelon and cut the flesh into 1/2 inch-thick cubes; arrange on a platter. Top with fresh mint, red onion, cherry tomatoes. Combine olive oil, fresh lime juice, pure honey, and kosher salt and black pepper in a bowl. Spoon over watermelon; top with crumbled feta. Sprinkle with a pinch of Pink Himalayan salt.

If you are taking on a picnic or to a party assemble salad at your location.

 

Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

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