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Love This Watermelon Salad

I first had this fan­tas­tic salad at the bar­beque that Ben's par­ents had for us the day after our wed­ding. A group of maybe 20 or so made the ferry cross­ing from Horse­shoe Bay, B.C. to Bowen Island the after­noon after our wed­ding and a lit­tle school bus was wait­ing to whisk us off Laura and Alfred's lovely house. It was  a gor­geous day and it was one of my favourite parts of our wed­ding week­end, hear­ing all the sto­ries from the night before. There were some doozies, but you'll have to ask Laura about that.

This looks like a greek salad at first glance but when you real­ize that it's not tomato but water­melon? Heaven. It's a great one for fam­ily din­ners as kids can just eat the parts they like and who doesn't like water­melon? I made this as part of a feast my brother and I pre­pared last year for my Mum's birth­day party so even though it's really easy to pre­pare I think of this as a spe­cial dish.

I made it again the other night with Alfred. He is the king of salad dress­ing. I feel like I always miss a step when I'm watch­ing him because I can't get my dress­ings to come out as well.

Water­melon Salad

1/4 Water­melon cubed
1 1/2 cup feta (I used ricotta salata which has a sim­i­lar tex­ture and salti­ness)
1/2 small red onion finely chopped
1/3 cup pit­ted and chopped black olives
small hand­ful of herbs — mint is great but you can use pars­ley, basil or oregano — chopped

The Dress­ing
This is my best guess and obvi­ously it depends on how much salad you've made:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tea­spoon dijon mus­tard
1/2 tea­spoon sesame oil
salt and pepper

Toss with the salad. Don't over dress as the water­melon will kick off quite a bit of liquid.


And there you go. It makes a nice side to any grilled meat as it's so cool and light.

  

5 Comments

  1. Stela James says:

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  2. Ceri says:

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