Every year we host a summer party and every year I have the same goal: to serve summery and easy to eat food that will appeal to kids and adults alike. To me, watermelon is the first food that pops into my head when I think summer. I envision my 12 year old self, standing barefoot on the dock of Camp Kamaji with sticky juice running down my body as my cabin mates and I spit watermelon seeds in to the lake.
The past two years I’ve served watermelon slices and tomato mozzarella salad, or caprese for the fancy people. This year I combined the two recipes to create a delicious, light and refreshing salad.
Here is what you need:
Watermelon cut into cubes
Tomatoes cut into cubes
Cucumbers, peeled and cut into cubes
Feta cheese, either crumbles or cut into small pieces
Fresh basil chopped
Fresh mint chopped
Salt and pepper
The quantities really can vary depending on your liking. I used a lot of watermelon, since I had a whole watermelon. I love the combination of sweet and savory and on a hot day it is very satisfying. The downside is this salad is very watery by the next day, so eat it up while it is fresh.
What food reminds you of summer?