Summer Supper :: watermelon, feta and basil salad + market greens with mint and marigoldSaturday, August 29, 2009 Recipes Sunday Suppers
All Photos by Karen Mordechai
Recipes courtesy of Casey Solomon for Sunday Suppers
Salad of Watermelon, Feta, Caramelized Onion and Aged Balsamic
One quarter of a whole seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
Half Pound of Bulgarian Feta crumbled
One bunch of Basil leaves picked and washed
Caramelized Onions (see below)
Gently mix all ingredients together and finish with a good drizzle of the best quality balsamic and a grind of black pepper.
For the caramelized onions:
3 red onions, peeled and sliced finely
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
Put the oil in a small pot, add onions on low heat and allow to caramelize. When the onions are soft add the red wine vinegar and sugar. Cook on low for about ten minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Allow to cool before adding them to the other salad ingredients.
Marigold and Mint Salad
6 cups mixed greens
8 marigolds, petals only
1 bunch of mint
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c olive oil
sea salt and pepper
Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in the bottom of a bowl. Layer greens, torn mint and marigolds over top. Keep chilled and toss right before serving.