Watermelon Salad

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

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Serves 4

    For the vinaigrette:
  • 6 fresh hulled strawberries
  • ½ jalepeño
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit
  • For the salad:
  • 4 cups fresh cut watermelon
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup mild feta cheese
  • ½ cup roasted shelled pistachios
  1. Make the vinaigrette: In a blender, combine the strawberries, jalapeño, and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. While machine is running, slowly add all of the olive oil. Add salt and sugar to taste. Set aside.
  2. Make the salad: In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except pistachios. Pour in the vinaigrette and toss until the cheese starts to bind with the leaves.
  3. Separate into 4 portions and top with crushed pistachios
  • From Chris Williams, Lucille's, Houston, Texas

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