Just a quickie today, I’m in the middle of experimenting with my old bread machine (by experimenting, I actually mean sticking to the recipe as dictated by the manual – all my past attempts using it failed as I went off piste) and also simultaneously boiling a gammon with some seasonal veggies and butter beans… we’ll see what that turns out like, may post if good… so I’ve kind of got my hands full. As ever…
As I was heading out the door this morning en route to supermarket for a quick shop, I promised my son a watermelon (I know, I know, it came from Costa Rica and cost £2.99, but it was a treat). When I got home I was ravenous, so whilst he munched slice after slice (can you be addicted to melon? I think he may be), I put together a more chi chi way of eating it myself. I had tasted the combo of feta and watermelon before, a couple of years ago at my sister in law’s, but I had never combined it myself. There is a recipe for it in Plenty (just one of my current cook book obsessions), where the genius that is Ottolenghi puts the duo with thinly sliced red onion and basil – sounds amazing, no? Well, I had no red onion and no basil but I thought the crunch of seeds and another onion would work and, hey diddle diddle, it did
Try it! It’s silly quick and crazy easy. Would be just perfect for a summery lunch with friends, or as a first course. I made a large plate for one so just multiply accordingly.
To make enough for one:
2/3 slices of watermelon
About 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
About 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
1 spring onion, sliced fairly thinly
About 30g of feta, crumbled
Maldon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
- Cut slices of watermelon and then remove skin and flesh up to the red bit. Cut into triangle chunks. Don’t worry about the seeds.
- Toss seeds over.
- Crumble feta.
- Scatter sliced spring onions.
- Drizzle oil and season well.