Water(melon) Are You Waiting For?

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It was officially 100 degrees yesterday.  I could actually feel the heat from the sidewalk coming up through my sneakers as I went for a daily run.  Yes, it was that hot out.  I know I should run in the morning, but getting out of bed to huff, puff, and sweat outside is too big of a shock to my system.

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 Since I workout at night, I’m always looking for easy, no-cook dinners.  I’m always drained at the end of the day and the last thing I want to do is to be slaving (and sweating) over the stove.  Instead of cooking, I have been experimenting with no cook dinners that consist of delicious veggies and salads.
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 My latest creation contains watermelon, one of my favorite fruits that is in season right now.  All you need to do is combine watermelon, arugula, feta and also fresh mint.  For a dressing, I use a trick that I picked up on a trip to Thailand.
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The Thai love to use a mixture of chili pepper, salt and sugar sprinkled on their fruit to give a great savory, sweet, slightly fiery note that is just delicious.  I combined those seasonings with lime juice, and voila… you get a great salad “dressing” that is light, refreshing, and contains no oil.  The watermelon bursts in your mouth with juicy flavor and the peppery arugula and salty feta just give a great counterpoint to the fruity sweetness.  I hope you enjoy, and can handle the heat!
watermelon salad final
Key Ingredients/Tools Needed:
1)  Faberware Melon Baller-  This melon baller features both large and small shaping heads.  The melon baller is constructed from durable, rust-resistant stainless steel.  Get your own by clicking the picture below.

 

Watermelon Salad

Category: Faberware Melon Baller

Watermelon Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of arugula
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbs of feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 lb of watermelon
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, torn

Instructions

  1. Using the melon baller, carefully scoop out watermelon balls.
  2. In a large platter arrange arugula and watermelon.
  3. In a small bowl, combine salt, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  4. Sprinkle salt mixture on top of the watermelon and arugula.
  5. Top with lime zest, feta cheese, mint leaves and lime juice.
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2 Responses

  1. Yum! I make something similar but add pine nuts!

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