Watermelon, Feta & Arugula Salad / by Kelly Allison

It's summer! And I love watermelon more than words. So sweet, so juicy, so versatile.

Have you ever thought of watermelon as a savory ingredient? It's high time you gave it a try if you've not done so yet. Here's an easy (and delicious) introduction.

 

watermelon arugula feta salad with mint
WATERMELON, MINT & FETA SALAD
1 small seedless watermelon
1 bunch garden mint
1 shallot
juice from 1 - 2 lemons
1T honey
1 tsp salt
10 oz arugula
drizzle extra virgin olive oil
6 oz feta
generous handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
salt & pepper to taste

 

Slice the watermelon into large 1.1/2" rounds. Remove rind, and cut the flesh into 1.1/2" cubes. Mince shallot and mint and mix with watermelon cubes. Mix lemon juice, salt and honey until combined. Pour over watermelon and gently toss to coat.

Just before serving, toss the washed arugula leaves with olive oil. Add crumbled feta to the watermelon and serve atop arugula. Sprinkle salad with pepitas and top with a sprig of mint.

If you can find it, add a bit of minced anise hyssop for a subtly sweet licorice/mint flavor.

enjoy!