Friday, August 29, 2008

Watermelon Salad

Yes, I am jumping on the watermelon salad bandwagon. How can I help it? I keep seeing these beautiful salads online & then I get a nice little watermelon from my CSA.
watermelon salad
I made my salad with what was on hand, olive oil from the pantry, goat cheese leftover from a tart & basil from the garden. I was a little worried this would be strange but let me tell you, we loved it! The tartness of the goat cheese & slight pepper flavor of the basil just balance the sweetness of the watermelon perfectly. I have another watermelon on the way & will be awful tempted to repeat this.

My salad was inspired by this one at Eating Out Loud. Yeah, mine is quite rustic compared to Allen's beautiful presentation.


Alicia Foodycat said...

I've made a version of this salad (Nigella Lawson's one, I think) using feta, black olives and mint. Everyone looked at me strangely when I took it to a bbq but there was not a bite left at the end! Who knew watermelon and salty cheese were so good together?

skoraq cooks said...

yum yum yum. I adore this salad.

Thistlemoon said...

I really really really need to make this salad! I have yet to try it!

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Rustic is good in my book. I need to try this too!

Deborah said...

I've always wanted to try this, but have yet to. yours looks great!

billjac said...

Salting watermelon is a common Southern tradition and adding basil to melon is a common hoity-toity tradition so this salad makes perfect sense. How funky was the feta you used? I'd be tempted to play it safe and use a young mild feta for my first try.

grace said...

why not jump aboard? i always salt my watermelon--it doesn't taste right without it--so i can see how some cheese might be a complement. very interesting. :)

kat said...

billjac - I used goat cheese not feta on this. Its got such a great creaminess & tartness.

doodle girl said...

made this this week. it was so delicious. thanks for the recipe :)

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