A refreshing salad from Cooking from the Farmers' Market.
3/4 cup (3/4 oz.) fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
1 serrano chili, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 small seedless watermelon, about 3 lb., peeled, seeded, and cut into 1" cubes
6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled into 1/4" pieces
Step 1: Process 1/2 cup (1/2 oz.) of the mint leaves and the sugar in a food processor until well blended. Add the chili, vinegar and lime juice and process again. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. Transfer the vinaigrette to a bowl and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Step 2: Place the watermelon and cheese into individual bowls and drizzle the vinaigrette on each. Garnish with the remaining mint leaves and serve right away.
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Reprinted with permission from Tasha de Serio and Jodi Liano's Cooking from the Farmers' Market (2012 Weldon Owen).