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EarthBox® Watermelon Salad with Mint

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on July 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM


This twist on Caprese salad is a refreshing summertime treat that's sure to please!

Watermelon Salad with Mint

Most people would agree that watermelon is delicious in the summertime. You can easily grow watermelon in the EarthBox® gardening system and even turn it into a vertical garden by letting it grow on the Staking System!

Try this yummy twist on Caprese salad for a refreshing summer treat. . .


RECIPE:Watermelon Salad with Mint

For all of our recipes, we will try to list suitable substitutions for vegetarian/vegan,                                  and/or gluten-free diets if applicable.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 whole watermelon, rind removed and cubed into medium-small pieces
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • 1 package feta cheese (vegans can substitute with extra firm tofu crumbles)
  • Fresh mint leaves, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • Balsamic glaze (also known as balsamic reduction, it is sweeter than straight balsamic vinegar)
  • Fine sea salt

 Let's Get Cooking:

  1. In a large glass bowl, add cubed watermelon and sprinkle lightly with fine sea salt.
  2. Lightly and sparingly drizzle EVOO over top of watermelon, followed by balsamic glaze. 
  3. Lightly stir together to fully coat watermelon cubes.
  4. Open package of feta cheese and crumble over top of salad.
  5. Roughly chop mint leaves and add over top. Garnish with a whole mint leaf and serve.

Serving suggestion: Cut watermelon in half and use a melon baller to scoop flesh instead of cubing. Save one half of the hollowed rind and cut off just enough of the rounded part to create a flat bottom to use a serving bowl.

Enjoy!

 

Topics: Recipes

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