Watermelon Salad & Salsa
Just like the tomato, this fruit marries beautifully with savory flavors. It's a classic to combine the distinct flavor of watermelon with the saltiness of feta cheese as in this recipe here.
Watermelon, Arugula, and Pine Nut Salad
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 cups cubed watermelon, rind discarded
12 ounces arugula
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, arugula, pine nuts, and cheese. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette. Re-season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Put a twist on the traditional watermelon wedge with this outrageous salsa. Delicious as a side dish, it's an incredible accompaniment to grilled fish.
Makes about 3 cups
3 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 small red onion, minced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined, and minced
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
salt, to taste
1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss together well. Season with salt, to taste. Let stand for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. Serve at room temperature.