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Friday, July 9, 2010

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Balsamic, & Basil

I love fruit. I usually eat at least four to five pieces of fruit a day and I'm not picky--grapes, strawberries, apples, bananas, if it's a fruit, I'll take it! But watermelon. Ohhh watermelon. It's by far my favorite fruit and I anxiously await the days of summer when they're practically giving away giant watermelons in the grocery stores and farmers markets.

Recently, I bought my first watermelon of the season and I'm a little ashamed to tell you that it took less than three days for me to finish it off. I may or may not have eaten watermelon for dinner three nights in a row. Bad food blogger! I started to feel guilty about my lack of cooking last week and decided to get a little creative with my watermelon. Thus, this salad was born. I've heard of similar salads, something using mint or lime or various dressings. I used what I had in my fridge and was pleasantly surprised to find this was a killer combination. I don't need to dress up my watermelon-I'm perfectly content eating it as is. But this is a nice variation when you want fancify (yes, I made that word up) your melon.

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Balsamic, & Basil
*no ingredient amounts listed below--just do according to taste & the amount you're making

-Watermelon, chopped into one inch cubes
-Feta cheese, crumbled
-Fresh basil, chopped
-Drizzle of balsamic vinegar

1. Combine watermelon, feta, and basil. Lightly drizzle with a balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving (no more than an hour or two).