The scent of watermelon, cucumber, parsley and the stem of a tomato – all say summer to me. When Target was in Canada, trying to take over the retail market, they had a hand soap that was tomato vine scented. I was terribly upset when it was all gone. I like to get tomatoes on the vine and give the vine a little sniff when I take the tomato off – I’m disappointed if there is no scent.
There you go – a little bit of my weird – from me to you. You’re welcome.
I’ve never actually made watermelon salad before but I’ve been craving watermelon in some form for the last 2 weeks. Last time I was in Costco, there were two great big boxes marked “watermelon”, and I mean huge, and there was not a single watermelon to be had. Do they not know who I am?
This is not really a recipe so much as pieces of the puzzle.
- Watermelon, cut into bite sized pieces…or bigger, for your amusement
- 1 English cucumber
- feta cheese, crumbled
- balsamic vinegar
I bought what was probably a 10 pound watermelon, peeled and chopped the whole thing. Half I put in a big bowl and half I put in a great big ziploc bag in the fridge. And I snagged quite a few pieces for myself, if I’m honest.
I chopped up half the cucumber.
Dumped in about 1/3 to ½ a cup of feta and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.
I mixed pretty thoroughly and tasted it.
Do the same thing. If you want more feta, add more. Want more balsamic, add more. You don’t even need balsamic if you don’t want it. If your watermelon is very sweet, which mine is not, then the vinegar cuts some of that sweetness, but the feta can do that, also. I think the watermelon, obviously, and the feta are the absolutely necessary pieces of the puzzle. The cucumber and the balsamic are nice additions, but not strictly necessary. It all depends on your taste buds.