There is something about living in the tropics that I still can not get over, the abundant supply of fresh fruit.
I first had this salad on a hot summer afternoon at a restaurant called Bistro 1245 after a full day in the studio during my time in college in Gainesville Florida. It was a summer special on their menu and so I dug in, and it has since become one of my favourite lunches, plus its really easy to put together and always satisfies. I also recently learned that Bistro has since been closed down, so I make this salad as an ode to the “good old days”.
You will need:
- Slices of feta cheese
- Fresh basil or mint leaves
- Ground black pepper
- Course ground salt
- Olive oil (optional)
- Cut your watermelon and cheese into wedges or cubes
- Dice your herbs.
- Toss everything into a bowl
- Sprinkle the salt, black pepper, and olive oil on to your salad
- Enjoy your marvelous creation!
It really is that simple.
If you want a bit more of a filling salad, you can put all of the above ingredients on to a bed of lettuce and drizzle with some balsamic vinaigrette to give it a bit more body. Feel free to toss in some pine nuts or seeds to add some crunch and extra nutrition.