Kitchen Adventures – Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Basil

“… 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!


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I have been obsessed with good food my whole life - cooking it, eating it, sharing it with friends... After really getting into reviewing restaurants on other sites, I realized that my inner food nerd needed a bigger creative outlet! :)
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2 Responses to Kitchen Adventures – Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Basil

  1. sybaritica says:

    I saw another recipe pairing watermelon and feta recently, but your with the basil looks much more interesting.

  2. Lula Harp says:

    Thanks for the reminder. This is always such a good combination!

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