The combination of sweet juicy watermelon, salty feta and bright mint in this simple salad play to all the senses.
Our family loves to eat, and on special occasions, I use that as an excuse to eat out (it’s nice to get a break from the kitchen every once in a while). We have our favorite tried-and-true restaurants, but I love trying new restaurants and new cuisines, or foods that my kids aren’t as familiar with.
I’ve found that the more variety in cuisines my boys have been exposed to, the more adventurous they are, and the more willing and open minded they are to trying something new the next time (assuming I didn’t lead them wrong).
We’ve ventured out to Venezuelan and Peruvian restaurants that everyone has enjoyed, so I wasn’t too surprised when my kids agreed to try a Greek restaurant. One of my main considerations when choosing a restaurant are making sure there are some healthier options as well as gluten-free options.
While many American restaurants thrive on menus laden with pasta and pizza, cooked with butter and cream, ethnic restaurants, whether South American or Mediterranean seem to be prepared more simply, without breading, cheese and buttery sauces.
The typical Greek American restaurant in our area serves either diner style food (e.g., eggs, omelettes, burgers, pasta) or pizza, so it was a nice surprise to find an authentic Greek restaurant that served . Although almost everything on the menu looked appealing, we decided to order an assortment of appetizers for the table, along with a Watermelon Feta Mint Salad.
Oftentimes, that’s my favorite way to eat out, just grazing on little bites from the menu – that way everyone gets to try a variety of different dishes – it’s more fun that way.
Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s Summer Fest where Watermelon is being featured. Please be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made this week:
Made by Michelle: Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Dishing: Watermelon Agua Fresca
The Sensitive Epicure: Watermelon with Feta, Mint, Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Watermelon Popsicles with Mint, Basil and Lime
Red or Green: Spicy Watermelon Salad with Grilled Mahi Mahi
Weelicious: Watermelon Cinnamon Granita
Taste With The Eyes: Watermelon Carpaccio, Blistered Shishito, Mitsuba and Lime
Dishin & Dishes: Summer Mixed Melon Nachos with Mascarpone Cream
Domesticate Me: Sparkling Watermelon Punch & Bowl
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Sweet and Salty Greek Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Watermelon Vodka Rickey
Devour: Savory Watermelon Recipes
FN Dish: Cool Watermelon Drinks
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