Yesterday we picked our first watermelon of the season from our garden. It was so exciting. We were out gathering the days bounty when the children begged me to check them. I told them that we had to *thump* a watermelon to see if it is ripe. We went over to thump the melon and indeed it sounded hollow.
They were excited beyond words.
We brought it in, cut it open for lunch and it was perfection!
The children ate it as is… but I had to make some into my favorite treat!
I love this salad so much, I will literally eat a bowl every single day while we have watermelon available.
It is perfection. The tastes and the textures… oh my it is good!
I am going to post the original recipe below, but know, I didn’t have red wine vinegar, so I used balsamic and I really prefer it that way!
- 1 (5-pound) watermelon
- 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 6 whole mint sprigs