Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Watermelon Mint Salad (Vegan Optional)

It's hot across the county.  We could all use refreshing food to help 'cool the hot'.  The Watermelon Mint Salad does just that!  

The watermelon is cool, juicy and crisp.  The mint is refreshing.  The optional feta cheese adds a little bite.  Fig balsamic vinegar mixed with the blood orange olive oil drizzled over the top just creates a smooth, tangy finish. 

I hope you love this combination as much as I have so far this summer.  I think I have made it at least 4 or 5 times already!!

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1T Blood orange olive oil
1T Fig balsamic vinegar
2T Watermelon juice
6 c Watermelon, 1/2”cubes seeded
2t Mint chopped
3 oz Feta (omit for vegan)
Mint sprigs for garnish

Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, and watermelon juice for about a minute.  Pour over the watermelon. Add feta and mint.  Toss. Finish with mint sprigs.  Chill.  This is so yummy!!!!

Prep Time: 10 min
Serves 6

1 comment:

  1. Wine pairing for the Watermelon Mint Salad: A spicy sweet Gewurztraminer would go well from the Alsace region or a Dry Riesling from Germany. I young Grenache would go well for red. As always, let us know what you think!!