“… It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!”
Call it whatever you like, but it is too darn hot in DC.
My solution? Chill out with my watermelon, feta and basil salad (it really is that easy!). The combination of sweet, juicy watermelon with salty cheese and earthy basil is supremely refreshing.
Simply cube some good quality feta into a bowl, then cube watermelon (chilled is best!), and top with thinly cut basil (you can add some freshly ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil if you like, but it’s not necessary). Gently mix and enjoy!
This salad is a hit at pool parties and pot-lucks alike, and pairs equally well with grilled chicken, shrimp, steak or sausage. (It is also a great grown-up answer to the question “What can I do with leftover watermelon?”)
*Special thanks to Emily and Guilherme for reminding me of this great dish!