10 hours ago
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I've been keeping my posts short and sweet lately, no big paragraphs about what I like and what I dislike, about how I am getting old, gaining weight, sleeping late (wait, isn't that a Billy Joel song?).
It's summer, and I don't make a big production in the kitchen, I like to keep it light, in case you've noticed.
A few years back some genius paired sweet watermelon with savory flavors and I remember thinking how odd, until I tried it.
Now I'm hooked.
I make a version of this salad every summer, it's so light and refreshing, and when I have my Jersey tomatoes in the garden, it's a win win.
This version has my garden cucumbers, along with kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
Try and use yellow tomatoes for a nice contrast (I used Lemon Boy and Yellow Pear tomatoes).
Here is what you'll need for this sexy summer salad (don't ask me why I called it "sexy"):
1/4 of a seedless watermelon, cubed
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cubed
2-3 yellow tomatoes, quartered
handful of kalamata olives, sliced
handful of chopped feta cheese
handful of fresh mint leaves for garnish
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & pepper
Lightly toss ingredients together in a bowl, and mix in dressing just before serving.
Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!