Friday, April 5, 2013

Watermelon Salad


Doesn't this photo make you want to spend the day in the sunshine? I'm a little excited to welcome in the warm weather, if ya can't tell:) I was inspired to recreate a watermelon salad I had at Hillside Farmacy and if you haven't been there, go! I just got some new picnic gear and I'm definitely whipping out this dish for my next picnic potluck.

No silly, we're not taking tequila shots!
Groovy table runner compliments of my great grandmother:)
  • medium sized watermelon (1 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cucumber coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 c. chopped mint
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
For the dressing...
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Make it:
1. After cubing the fresh melon, place pieces directly into a colander to drain the excess juice.  
2. Combine the drained watermelon with the additional ingredients into a large bowl
3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and drizzle on top of salad.
4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Okay, it's getting hot outside...we need to listen to our mommas and "stay hydrated" people! This is a delicious way to put a little zing in your day! Lemonade stands got nothing on this...

First of all, we need to talk about Meyer lemons. If you haven't tasted this magical fruit you are missing out, my friend. This is a juicy little hybrid between a lemon and mandarin orange that is the perfect tangy and sweet combination. It isn't as tart as a regular lemon therefore, you avoid the pucker face and shoveling sugar into your glass. Whenever I find them at the grocery store, I do a happy dance.

Behold: Meyer lemons

  • 1 meyer lemon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (I add more because I like mine extra sweet!)
  • glass of water

1. Roll lemon on a hard surface so it is easier to juice. Set aside juice.
2. In a glass mix water and sugar together until dissolved.
3. Add the fresh lemon juice
4. Add more sugar, if desired, to taste
5. Top with ice and enjoy!   


  1. YUM! I've never heard of a meyer lemon, I'll have to search some out!