Here's a refreshing side dish as summer winds down but the warm weather is still upon us.
I love personal size watermelons because there is so much less waste. These beauties are just the perfect size to make this salad that easily serves 6 to 8.
WHAT YOU NEED:
A Personal size seedless watermelon
1 small red onion
Flat Leaf Parsley (about 1/2 bunch)
Fresh Lemon Juice (2 tablespoons)
Any kind of tasty olives pitted (about 1/2 cup sliced)
Extra virgin olive oil (2/3 cup)
Feta Cheese (1/2 cup crumbled)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Harissa or any other hot sauce (about 2 teaspoons to taste)
WHERE TO START:
Thinly slice the red onion
Rough chop the parsley leaves
Make dressing by whisking lemon juice, oil, Harissa, S&P in small bowl
Deconstruct the watermelon as shown below:
HOW TO FINISH:
Layer watermelon slices on platter
Top with onions, olives, parsley, feta and drizzle the dressing.
Serve at room temperature.
The final presentation is very colorful and a blend of unexpected flavors. It is best served with a spatula to insure the luscious slabs of melon separate and include all of the toppings.