Watermelon madness

Watermelon salad | insimoneskitchen.com

Do you need sunglasses yet? 🙂 Sorry, I just love this photo and it’s probably wrong for whatever gazillion color reason but I couldn’t resist posting it to make sure you were all wide awake… See the thing with these Plate to Page people is that they are never satisfied… Seriously… I post my watermelon icecream perfectly on time looking slick and shiny and guess what my dear friend Astrid cannot resist mentioning… “Where is the photo of the raw watermelon??” See what I mean? I had forgotten to take a photo of the raw thing… Simply because I was too busy using it in salads and icecream. And technically, if you think about it, in none of these cases was the melon ever cooked, baked, grilled or otherwise prepared, so technically you are looking at a photo of a raw watermelon right now… See it? The one in shocking pink, blue and red? Pretty isn’t it? Ofcourse – as much as I hate to admit it – Astrid was ofcourse right, so just for everyone’s peace of mind; here is the damn raw thing…

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It doesn’t look so very different from the one above, but I sort of took the idea of Ilva to make the watermelon into balls. Which incidently I left my melonball-cutter in the studio so I did this with a teaspoon measure. Works fairly ok.

Because Astrid made me take the photo on your left I felt I needed a new bowl to complete the task, so this afternoon after having lunch with my sister in Hilversum I made a little visit to the cookery shop (we don’t have one of that size in Almere, which is probably a good thing) and I ventured upstairs to have a look at the selection, only to be blinded by stunning, stunning plates, bowl, cups etc. They’re made in Portugal and the brandname is Mateus and I sort of fell in love with all of it. The problem is that one small bowl costs the shocking amount of 22 euro. And I bought two; the blue one above and the pink one on the left… That’ll be 50 euro’s please.. I know it’s ridiculous but I have only or mostly white bowls and that gets boring after a while. I have also decided I want to have the entire series for my regular plates. I’ll just buy a few each month… *deep sigh*… On the bright side; I really don’t spend that much money on shoes… So I can do the occasional splurge on plates, right? 🙂

Watermelon salad | insimoneskitchen.com

Now back to the salad at hand; delicious, fresh, summery with a slight salty taste due to the crumbled feta bits. I’ve had it twice already this week so it must be good. It’s so good in fact that Gizmo almost dove into the bowl before I could pull her out. (see the last photo below) It’s the bits of feta she was after, not the watermelon nor the tomato mind you.

Watermelon salad with tomatoes and feta

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • cherry tomatoes in different sizes and colors about 200 gr
  • 500 gr watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 150 gr feta, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Make the dressing by mixing the vinegar, olive oil and mint and season to taste if needed.
  2. Put the tomatoes (keep smaller ones whole and cut larger ones in two) and watermelons in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and leave to stand for at least 10 minutes so the fruit can get really juicy.
  3. Crumble the feta over the top and serve.

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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer

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