Friday, June 10, 2016

Hello Summer, Watermelon Here

Although Summer isn't quite here just yet, she sure sends her greetings with scorching hot temperatures. The last two weeks have been horrendously hot with temps as high as 107F last weekend. With heat like this it's hard to get myself to cook or bake anything. Turning on the oven is taboo around this time of year. So instead, we've been living off of salads and paninis pretty much daily. To change it up a little I decided to try making a Mediterranean style watermelon salad. Cold, crisp, juicy-sweet watermelon tossed with feta cheese, sweet onions, heirloom tomatoes and mint, and topped with a balsamic glaze is the perfect salad to cool off with. Not to mention I love the colors!

Watermelon Mint Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves 2

3 cups watermelon, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup mini heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 small sweet onion, sliced
1 tbsp mint, chopped
2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp balsamic glaze

1. Cut up all ingredients as above
2. Toss together lightly in a large bowl. 
3. Transfer to serving platter and drizzle on balsamic glaze. 
4. Cool off and enjoy!

This salad would go perfectly with a mojito!

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