Sunday, August 1, 2010

Watermelon and Feta Salad

**found in InStyle Magazine-June 2009

Serves 6

1 cup olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp champagne vinegar
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 small shallot, minced
1 serrano chile, stemmed and sliced into small half-rounds
salt to taste
1 small seedless watermelon
1/3 lb. wedge feta cheese, sliced 1/8 inch thick (about 12 slices)
1 bunch of arugula
Sliced serrano chile for garnish

1.  In a jar with tight fitting lid, combine olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, thyme, shallot and serrano chile.  Shake well.  Season with salt to taste; chill in refrigerator.

2.  Remove rind from watermelon and slice flesh into 3 inch squares.

3.  To assemble salad, layer one piece of watermelon on one piece of feta.  Repeat.  Drizzle with vinaigrette and garnish with arugula and sliced serrano chile.

xoxo Julie

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