Our Fourth of July weekend salad came from Nancy of A Winelover's Wanderings. Nancy gave us several different recipes plus a link to others on Watermelon.Org so basically, we had the freedom to do our own thing which was fun!
I looked at a bunch of recipes and ended up going with a version from Nigella Lawson that starts with soaking red onion in lime juice to mellow it out and add some tang to the salad. I let it soak in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then added the onion and the juice to the watermelon chunks and kalamata olives, fresh parsley and mint, feta cheese, olive oil, and some freshly ground black pepper. I could not stop eating this stuff! It's such an odd assortment of ingredients but is a combination of flavors that really works.
The recipe is below. Links to other Sunday Salad Sampler participants can be found here. Next up is Ceviche from Candi.
Happy Sunday and have a great week!
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Kalamata Olives
1 small red onion
Juice of one lime
Slice onion thinly and soak in lime juice for 30 minutes or so. Then add the onions and juice to the following:
Fresh mint leaves
Pitted Kalamata olives
A drizzle of olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper