Mouth-watering Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad
Watermelon…goat cheese…basil and balsamic vinegar! What a combo! First time I had this salad it was at Leslie’s house on a hot summers’ day. We had a delightful lunch together at Chez Burkhart where she served thee best salad I’d had in a while. It was just these few ingredients. Experiment. I like the idea of just lime juice. salt and pepper. And Mamie says mint is good too.

5 cups of greens - romaine, spinach, various snipped herbs such as tarragon, parsley and oregano
5 cups sweet juicy watermelon - cut into small cubes or use a melon ball
½ cup feta cheese - cut into small cubes
Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ cup basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped chive or sweet red onion if you don’t have chives
salt and pepper to taste
On a bed of lettuce, top with watermelon and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette right before serving.

One who plants a garden, plants joy.
– Ancient Chinese proverb, from the book The Spirituality of Gardening by Donna Sinclair