Have I told you before that I do NOT like watermelon? Strange, right? It's not that I don't try to like it...I give a go every summer...to the same (no) avail. Unimpressive. That's my word for it. Boring. Sweet and watery. Probably the same qualities that endear it to countless others. When I hit the Farmer's Market, I always try the different varieties...in hopes I'll find the one that will reel me in...make me a believer. The ones with the delicate, pink flesh...the ones with the blazing, crimson flesh...even the ones with flesh as golden as the summer sun it was grown under. Nada. I don't hate it...it's more indifference than anything, I suppose. Sure, I've posted different things using watermelon as an ingredient before...and I'll do it again...because my husband and my daughter can easily split a watermelon between themselves and often do. Just the other day hubs held his belly and sort of groaned out the phrase "I feel like I just drank two gallons of water." Well, helllll-ooooo! Watermelon's like what- 97% water or something. Anyhoo...since I brought home a watermelon for the watermelon eaters, I decided to try something different with a bit of it...a simple salad from Bittman. It's served over an iceberg wedge...so this salad in mostly water. Sounds wet, huh? It's different, but it's light and perfect for a sweltering mid-summer day...with a glass of something fruity and alcoholic...to eat whilst waiting for something grilled and substantial...
Feta and Watermelon Salad
from Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express
Combine watermelon balls (or cubes...or ovals, like I used) in a bowl with crumbled Feta HOMEMADE! , sliced radishes, chopped fresh chives I used basil, actually, and a few drops of olive oil; toss well. Spoon over a crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce, making sure to use all the extra juices left in the bottom of the bowl.
It didn't make me a convert...but it wasn't too bad.girls night in!! Which is why this is my IHCC entry for the week.
I'm also submitting it to Reeni for her Side Dish Showdown for July.
And I'm sending it over to Melodie for Vegetarian Foodie Fridays.
By the way, I'm pretty sure that's what "they" are referring to when "they" say ...seeing the world through rose-colored glasses...
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Have a groovy weekend...
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