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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fun on the 4th!

We had a fun day on the fourth. The weather held out and it was a beautiful day to share with family and friends.

Our Sunday Salad this week was perfect for the 4th of July party. Nancy at A wine lover's wanderings picked a watermelon salad. She gave us several suggestions for a variety of ingredients, check out her blog for several different recipes. Since my garden overflows with mint and basil... I used those.
Watermelon Salad
1 seedless watermelon
1/4 cup thinly sliced purple onion
1 cup fresh basil and mint leaves
2 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup feta cheese crumbles.
Make a pesto paste with the olive oil, lemon juice and herbs in the blender- or mince the herbs and whisk together. Pour over the feta and allow it to marinate.
Cut the watermelon into bite sized pieces. Slice the onion very thinly.
Toss everything lightly in a large bowl, garnish with freshly torn mint and basil.
It looks beautiful and the flavors blend so well~ The sweet watermelon, the salty feta, the peppery basil and olive oil.
But... in this southern family, guess which watermelon went first!
Why ruin a perfect thing?
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi
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