A friend sent me an urgent email the other day.
He re-sent the original link. I saw his point, and went out to buy a watermelon.
I think that we’ve amply covered the charms of adding feta, mint, and lime to summer salads (maybe as recently as yesterday, in fact). But, at the risk of being repetitive, today we’re one-upping that trifecta by introducing it to a sweet and juicy watermelon.
I made this as a layered green salad: lettuce, watermelon, feta, and mint all drenched in lime. But you can omit the greens and have a perfectly lovely salad. Slivers of red onion are good here if you’re in the mood, and you can take the flavor in other directions by varying the herbs. The non-negotiable elements are watermelon, feta, lime, and a picnic table.Green Salad with Watermelon, Feta, and Mint: Wash and tear a head of lettuce and heap into a salad bowl. Top with diced watermelon (or get fancy with your melon baller if you have one). Crumble feta all over the melon, then sprinkle with a generous handful of slivered mint. Squeeze a big juicy lime all over the salad and serve immediately.
All of the individual ingredients can be prepared in advance, but wait until the last minute to assemble the salad (so the salt from the feta doesn’t make your bowl fill up with watermelon juice).