Watermelon Salad with Mint, Feta & Balsamic Drizzle

While watermelon is indeed a classic summertime garden treat, many watermelons take until the fall to ripen, presenting us with the wonderful opportunity of pairing it with a fall-grown green such as arugula that usually fails to grow in summer heat.  We know this delicious Greek salad will make your mouth water for more!

 

Ingredients

 

From the Garden:

4 cups watermelon, diced and seeded

4 cups packed arugula

¼ cup mint leaves, thinly sliced

 

From the Pantry :

6 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled

1 cup balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons orange juice

Kosher salt

Toasted pine nuts for garnish

 

Preparation

 

Balsamic Drizzle:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the orange juice and balsamic vinegar, bringing the liquid to a simmer and reducing it by ⅔, or until the liquid coats the back of a spoon. Cool the reduction to room temperature and reserve until ready to serve.

Salad:

Combine all the ingredients in a serving bowl, toss and garnish with pine nuts.

MAKES 3-4 SERVINGS