I tried this salad for the first time in Cincinnati. I will admit I didn’t think I would like it. Something about the flavor profile didn’t strike me, but I was willing to give it a go! I live an adventurous life, right? No, not really, but I will try this. The feta, balsamic and the watermelon go so nice together. It’s a tangy sweet thing that it has going on. It was just perfect and so refreshing. By the end of the night, even my daughter was nibbling. I had to use this recipe for my picnic today.
You will need:
- Half of a large watermelon or 1 whole small (Go for the seedless. Trust me on this.)
- 16 oz of Feta cheese crumbled
- About 1/8 of a cup of Balsamic vinegar (Less is more, however you can always add more if you like)
- Few sprigs of Mint for garnish (some like it some don’t. Try it!)
So let me explain why mine is NOT seedless. I went to open my pretty seedless watermelon, and well it seems it had gone off! Have you ever smelled an “off” watermelon? My advice is don’t. I thought if felt odd, but nooooo. I didn’t listen to my gut and I cracked that baby open. Next time I will listen to my gut! So, after running around trying to get something secure enough to tie this up and throw it away, I had to run out for another watermelon. When I got to the farmer’s market, all they had was this HUGE expensive watermelon. So I shelled out the money and ran back home. I only had an hour before people were going to start showing up for this picnic, so that is why I had to pluck each seed out.