This summer we seem to be having an endless string of 90+ days, which makes it a challenge to find light and delicious dishes that don’t make me sleepy. My ideal meal in weather like this is a light salad or fruit/vegetable along with a few bites of something really tasty like a grilled cheese. Balance between veg and cravings.
This salad has crisp, refreshing watermelon paired with feta, which is a lighter cheese that works well in summer. Add a little fresh lemon juice and mint, and you have a great starter or light lunch for these hot days.
Watermelon and Feta Salad
2 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup cubed feta (your favorite variety)
3 tablespoons chopped mint
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 scallion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine the watermelon, feta, mint, and scallion in a bowl and toss. Squeeze the lemon over and drizzle the olive oil. Toss again to combine and serve!