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:

  • Watermelon
  • 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.

Stay Amused!