watermelon salad with a kick


i love summer because i love bbqs and i love watermelon! watermelon salad is pretty much my go to for a potluck style bbq. it's easy to make, super delicious and a crowd pleaser. there are literally millions of watermelon salad recipes on the internet. i took the liberty of adding a little more flavor to the traditional watermelon, feta, basil situation. 


preheat the oven to 400 and gather your ingredients. what you need:

2 small watermelons

1 bunch of basil

8 oz of feta in block form 

2 cups of pine nuts

3 jalapeños

2 tbs balsamic vinegar

1 lime 

coat the pine nuts with balsamic vinegar and place in the oven. nuts will roast for about 10-15 minutes. be sure to check them periodically to make sure they don't burn.


while the nuts are in the oven cop up the remaining ingredients to your liking. i think it's super important to buy feta in the block form and chop/crumble it yourself! it's much more flavorful this way... fluffy and moist :) 

take the nuts out of the oven, toss the ingredients together and enjoy! 

Posted on July 4, 2016 and filed under eats.