As I first mentioned after my community supported agriculture post, I am writing a “Musings from a CSA Shareholder” series. This series offers recipes featuring seasonal crops found in the garden, at the farmer’s market, and/or included in CSA shares during the summer months. Previous posts featured recipes for zucchini chips, raspberry lemonade, escarole salad, and roasted potatoes and leeks.
Today’s recipe spotlights watermelon. This seasonal ingredient needs no introduction. A quintessential aspect of summer fare, this light and refreshing fruit shines on its own. However, watermelon also shines when paired with other seasonal ingredients. Try the salad below featuring this sweet fruit as a canvas for other savory flavors.
Savory Watermelon Salad
1 small watermelon (chopped into 1 inch cubes)
4 tbsp. Feta cheese
Zest of 1 lime
1 small red onion (sliced thinly)
2 tbsp. olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Arrange watermelon cubes on the bottom of a serving platter.
Sprinkle Feta cheese on top of the watermelon cubes.
Layer red onion slices on top of the watermelon cubes and the Feta cheese.
Add the lime zest on top of the salad ingredients.
Drizzle olive oil on top of the salad ingredients. Season with Kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Enjoy!
Has anybody ever tried watermelon in a savory salad? Also, what are your favorite recipes featuring watermelon?
Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,