Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watermelon Jalapeno Salad

This year I joined our local CSA and I just love it.  It is so fun to get a new basket each week filled with local veggies and fruit.  Last week there was a huge watermelon in our bag that I didn't want to go to waste.  We ate plenty of it sliced but decided to make the rest into a salad.  There is nothing like a perfectly ripe, juicy,  and sweet watermelon.   I have made watermelon salads before but never with jalapenos.  Trust me when I say this combination was a real winner.  The sweet watermelon paired with the spicy jalapeno and creamy feta was a flavor explosion.  This salad was so fresh and delicious.  I will say it doesn't save that well so I don't recommend making it and eating it all week.   I found it was best the first day, and you will probably want to devour the whole bowl the first day anyways.  Make this for your next Summer picnic, dinner, or party it will be a hit!

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adapted via Love and Lemons

- Diced Watermelon
- 1/2 red onion sliced very thinly
- 1 avocado diced
- 2-3 jalapenos thinly sliced
- crumbled feta
- Mint
- Olive oil
-Juice of one lime

Whisk together olive oil and lime juice, if you want it really spicy add a few jalapeno slices to the dressing and let sit.  Lightly toss together all other ingredients In a bowl.  Drizzle with the dressing.  Best served room temperature.

** Serving platter from Open Door Shop **
I highly recommend this Terrafirma line of serving plates.


Anonymous said...

Yum, this looks good and so refreshing. Especially for summer!


Portuguese Prepster said...

Love to hear more of your thoughts about CSA, been thinking about trying it up here!

April of Smidge Of This said...

I can't wait to make this. Also will be sharing with my mom as its right up her alley!

KatiePerk said...

That looks fresh and delicious! I love summer recipes.

Val said...

If only I could jump through the computer scree right now and eat this. Making this one very soon.

Elise @ Her Heart and Home said...

SO many of my favorite things in one dish!!! Going to have to try this. So amazing (and healhty!)! xx

Blonde Maven said...

I am putting this on my must make list. Although I am not sure my husband would be a fan with the jalapeños. I will just have to make it when he is out of town.

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

I'm not a huge fan of mint. Do you think cilantro or basil would work instead?

204 Park said...

This looks so tasty - and what a unique combination of flavors..i've flagged this recipe and can't wait to try it! XO