I'm still here in the States and because of the hot weather we've been having light suppers as no one really feels like eating anything. The last two nights we have been having watermelon salad for dinner - I am absolutely hooked at this stage. I know it sounds like an odd combination but I can assure you that it is absolutely without a doubt one of the most delicious and nutritious salads I've had in a long time. The recipe we've been using is from Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer cookbook and it is so simple and easy - I encourage you to take advantage of being able to get watermelon's and try this out.
All you need is watermelon, feta, 1 red onion, 2 limes, black olives, mint leaves (actually Nigella's recipe calls for cilantro but I prefer mint) and pepper.
First, slice up a red onion into fine slices - put in a bowl and put the juice of two limes over the onion to marinate for at least 2 hours or longer. When they are finished marinating - cut up half a watermelon into generous chunks.
Cut up a block of feta into half inch squares and add to the watermelon. Chop up a handful of mint leaves and then add the onion with all the lime juice into the bowl. Toss gently all the ingredients around - add some fresh ground pepper and serve.
Before I headed over to the States I bought some delicious watermelon at Lidl in Ireland so they are available and were fresh and flavourful. If you don't make a salad with it, just slice up the watermelon and put on a platter - it makes for a wonderful snack when the temperature heats up. Kids love them - at a recent BBQ we had in Ireland the slices disappeared in seconds.