Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Watermelon Salad part deux

I know I know......ANOTHER watermelon salad!?!?  Most people don't even have one in their recipe repertoire but here I am posting another one....I'm crazy like that.

I love salads that have some fruit in them or in this case, that are almost all fruit.  It all plays into the Sweet/Salty/Savory combo that I adore......having interesting different salads gets the kids into eating salad instead of them turning their noses up at every bowl of greens.  I want them to be interested and keen if salad is on the table.  I can't expect them to want to eat a spinach salad with blue cheese, many adults would struggle through that, including me,  but I am trying to create positive feelings about the word and I try to have a salad on the table for EVERY meal.  Whether it is a deep green veggie salad (which the kids also love) or one like this one with not a single lettuce leaf - like the Chickpea Greek salad.  I also get them involved in the preparation -- at least that is my excuse for the mangled balls of this one (Mangled Balls? I now know the name of my punk rock band)

This one is simple
1 medium size watermelon, balled or cut into bite size peices
10-12 basil leaves, thinly sliced (a chiffonade some may say)
1 cup of feta, crumbled
Squeeze of lime (optional)

Combine in bowl.  For this one the kids help make the balls and we made it fun and ate the whole thing with our fingers as an appetizer while hanging in the back yard.

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