6 fresh hulled strawberries
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit
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
For the vinaigrette:
For the salad:
- 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.
- 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.
- Separate into 4 portions and top with crushed pistachios
- From Chris Williams, Lucille's, Houston, Texas