Saturday, July 9, 2011

Watermelon, Feta, Red Onion and Basil Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Of all the foods I associate with summer, watermelon takes the prize.  Crisp, sweet, running off your chin juicy, sitting on the back porch spitting seeds.... nothing brings me back to childhood summers like watermelon.

It's hot today, and I had a taste for watermelon, but not just a big wedge. A chilled watermelon was in the fridge so I decided to make the treat a little more grown up. It's super simple and you can modify it anyway you'd like. The title of the post says it all in terms of the ingredient list. If you don't have balsamic glaze you could make some by cooking down balsamic vinegar until thick.

Cut the watermelon however you'd like, crumble some feta, thinly slice the red onion, make a chiffonade of basil.

Add a drizzle of glaze  on the plate and assemble.

This was refreshing and elegant. Crisp watermelon , the salty tang of feta, the sharp bite of red onion, all pulled together by the silky sweetness of the balsamic glaze. The watermelon could have been darker red, but you never can tell what will be inside!

A great starter or a tasty light snack. Make this salad this summer!

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging.

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  1. A great combination. You know that photo of Watermelon and Feta salad I showed as my favourite photo for a few days? Well, it won us a prize: Jane's recipe + my photo won us a salad bowl, salad-servers, oil and vinegar bottles. The competition was run by Apetina, the makers of a brand of feta.

  2. I had to go back an look at your salad pictures. That is a wonderful looking salad. I like the addition of the olives. Your pictures are always wonderful.


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