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Watermelon Salad w/ Feta

 

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Tips for picking the perfect watermelon:

  • The watermelon should be heavy for its size and uniform in shape.
  • Look at the ‘belly of the watermelon’ (where the watermelon rested on the ground while growing). It will have a lighter coloured splotch. If it’s a creamy yellow, it’s ripe.
  • The watermelon should be dark green in colour and have a dull appearance.
  • Give it a tap. If it has a deep hollow sound, it’s ripe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups, cubed watermelon
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
     Balsamic Reduction 
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your balsamic reduction so it has time to cool before being poured over the watermelon. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add honey and vinegar and heat until syrupy (about 10 minutes). Stir constantly to avoid burning. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Cube watermelon and add to serving bowl.
  3. Juice lime and pour over watermelon.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Add crumbled feta and your basil after you have sliced it into long thin strips.
  6. Pour balsamic reduction over salad (you will have extra left over that will store in your fridge – great for caprese salad/skewers, sandwiches and pizza).

 

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~R.Dolly

 

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