Monday, May 24, 2010

Don't Be Frightened...

     Now I know that you all have been hanging on to the edge of your seats for today's super fresh ingredient. Prepare to be amazed. And yes, as the title states, do NOT be afraid of the following recipe. Even my husband who initially criticized the idea, went for 2 massive servings at dinner tonight! This weeks fresh ingredient is... (I feel like the announcer on Iron Chef America!)
  
     Watermelon!

     I'm gonna start you off with a Watermelon Salad that I had been dying to try. This one was my chosen version off of allrecipes.com, there are a zillion out there, but I'm tellin' ya, this is what Guy Fieri would call "Money". Try it tonight!
 Tip; This makes for a great evening side dish since you can halve the recipe for the adults, and just slice some watermelon up for the kids without taking too much extra time to prepare anything "extra"

Watermelon Summer Salad









By: Jessica Mayo  
"This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing salad. Go ahead and try it - be prepared for a pleasant surprise!"




Original Recipe Yield 6 servings





Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup halved, thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 quarts seeded, cubed watermelon
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olive halves (I used Kalamata olives instead)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Place the onion slices in a small bowl with the lime juice. The acid of the lime will mellow the flavor of the raw onion. Let stand for 10 minutes. (I let it sit for more like 30 min)
  2. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon cubes, feta cheese, black olives, onions with the lime juice, and mint. Drizzle olive oil over it all, and toss to blend. Dig in and be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 155 | Total Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 17mg

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