The combinations are endless, yet I find myself gravitating towards the same salad over and over. Maybe it’s just poor planning or a desire to get out of the grocery store as quickly as possible, but I grab my usual ingredients and toss it together with my normal dressing. I love my go-to salad, but I think it’s time I faced it: I’m in a salad rut.
Enter the watermelon, my guest-starring ingredient. Despite the fact that pumpkin spiced lattes are back, I’m still entrenched in summer. It’s cooling down to the low 90s in Austin, so I guess we can start pulling out our sweaters soon, but still…watermelon. She’s the queen of summer. The slices at camp, the seed-spitting contests, jumping in the ocean to wash the pink juice off your body. Who doesn’t have great watermelon memories?
I’m not giving up watermelon yet, people. And you shouldn’t either.
Try this simple crunchy, refreshing salad. The fresh mint and salty feta give it an exotic feel and you can serve it alone or with grilled fish, a hummus platter, or a cool sparkling sangria. Simply toss together:
- Sliced watermelon
- Sliced jicama
- Mint leaves
- Toasted walnuts
- Crumbled feta
- A drizzle of really good balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Goodbye, salad rut. What salad ingredients are you loving these days?