02 July 2010

Summer Staple

Seedless watermelon is aplenty right now. (I loved watermelon as a child, but hated spitting out the seeds. Thank you watermelon farmers for making this fruit genetically perfect!) I always thought it was mostly made of water, but who knew it was this healthy for you!?

Looking for a more grown-up recipe for this mouth-watering summer staple, I've made Barefoot Contessa's watermelon and feta salad with arugula. It has become my go-to side dish for entertaining. The light sweetness of the melon complements the strong salty feta. Make sure not to leave out the mint! And be sure the diced melon is chilled before mixing together. The dressing, a vinaigrette with lemon and orange juice, honey, shallots and olive oil, is so deliciously refreshing.

Perfect for a July 4th celebration!

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