Watermelon Salad

Watermelon _salad
What?
Wait…Watermelon?
Yeh..

Watermelon in the Fall.
Weird, I know, but that’s what this weather’s been giving me.
Weird shit.
Weird temperatures.

And contrary to everyone else, I don’t like the Fall.
I DON’T LIKE FALL.
It precludes Winter, which is just fucking miserable.
I like warm weather.
Summer weather.
I’m a July baby, what do you want from me?

A few days ago, it went from temps in the mid-low 60s to a low 80 and that was all the justification I needed for this salad.

This is so easy, you’ll be looking for every excuse to make it.
And if you’re a dude, this is your in with the ladies.

I’ll tell you something, ladies LOVE a man that can cook.
And even though there’s absolutely zero cooking involved in this, trust me, if you want to upgrade the level of ass in your life, make this.
It’s the same as a guy that knows how to bake.
It’ll blow our mind.
They’ll be lining up to jump on your __ and all you have to do is act surprised.
Shit, I might even show up.

So this salad…

Somewhere out there, Mrs. Cheergem, Eva and Marta are staring at their screen scratching their head about my use of Goat Cheese.
And ladies, you’re right to do so.
These women are my oracles.
They know what’s good for me even when I don’t.

I added this dairy product, knowing, I’m going to pay for it later.
Knowing that somewhere in the near future I’m going to feel like there’s tiny balloons inflating the random corners of my intestines and I’ll fold myself into a pretzel and pray silently until that feeling passes.

Knowing all that is about to go down, I still put goat cheese on this salad.
Because it’s that good.
Enjoyed every fucking bite.

This is one of those things where there’s really no need for me to give specific instruction therefore I won’t.
It’s also one of those things where you can add as much variation as you please and the best part?
There’s like 3 dishes to wash.
You can’t lose.
It’s THE Olympics of recipes.
Every ingredient is a fucking team player and represents the best of its species.

 

Watermelon Salad

What I Used

Watermelon (seeded). Melon. Red Onion. Basil Leaves. Arugula. Goat Cheese Crumbles. Balsamic Vinegar. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did

Seed the watermelon as best as you can, then cut into thick chunks.
Watermelon in the Fall? Weird, I know, but that’s what this weather’s been giving us. Weird temperatures. But contrary to everyone else, I don’t really like the Fall. It precludes Winter, which is just fucking miserable. I like warm weather. Summer weather. I’m a July baby, what can I say? A few days ago, it went from temps in the mid-low 60s to a low 80 and that was all the justification I needed for this salad. This is so easy, you’ll be looking for every excuse to make it. And if you’re a dude, this is your in with the ladies. I’ll tell you something, ladies LOVE a man that can cook. And even though there’s absolutely zero cooking involved in this, you’ll have her cleaning up around your place in no time. Trust me, if you want to upgrade the level of ass in your life, make this. It’s the same as a guy that knows how to bake. It’ll blow their mind. They’ll be lining up to jump on your _____ and all you have to do is act surprised. So this salad. Somewhere out there, Mrs. Cheergem, Eva and Suzanne are staring at their screen scratching their head about my use of Goat Cheese. And ladies, you’re right to do so. I added this diary product, knowing, I’m going to pay for it later. Knowing that somewhere in the near future I’m going to feel like there’s tiny balloons inflating in random corners of my intestines and I’ll fold myself into a pretzel and pray silently until that feeling passes. Knowing all that is about to go down, I still put goat cheese on this salad Enjoyed every fucking bite. This is one of those things where there’s really no need for me to give specific measurements so I won’t. It’s also one of those things that you can add as much variation as you please and the best part? There’s like 3 dishes to wash. You can’t lose. This is like the Olympics of recipes. Every ingredient is a fucking team player and represents the best of its species. Watermelon Salad What I Used Watermelon (seeded). Melon. Red Onion. Basil Leaves. Arugula. Goat Cheese Crumbles. Balsamic Vinegar. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper. What I Did * Seed the watermelon as best as you can, then cut into thick chunks. * Thinly slice the melons. * On a serving platter, add the watermelon pieces, arranging them side-by-side so that they’re touching each other. * Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the pieces. * Lightly shake salt & pepper over it. * Assemble by adding everything else, reserving the goat cheese for last. * Drizzle olive oil on top of the final assembly and serve.Thinly slice the melons.
On a serving platter, place the watermelon pieces, arranging them side-by-side so that they’re touching each other.
_86Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the pieces.
_87_93 _102 _103Lightly shake salt & pepper over it.
Assemble by adding everything else, reserving the goat cheese for last.

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* Add salt & pepper, intermittently, as preferred.
* Drizzle olive oil on top of the final assembly and serve.
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74 thoughts on “Watermelon Salad

  1. Am a December (ex-)baby, so I’ve got no idea where your problem is regarding the most beautiful of all seasons, Autumn.
    I love your pictures – you must be such a neat cook, I spend more time cropping out the cr@p that’s cluttering the worktop than taking pictures of the process 😉
    And the big question: did the goat’s cheese affect you in the end??
    btw I though I had replied to you – will check my email and get back to you asap
    Ginger

    1. I knooooow!
      It’s a gorgeous season, agreed, but that’s about all I like about Autumn.
      Like I’ll take a couple weeks of it but then back to summer 😀
      And thank you!
      I can feel me getting better at the picture-taking too. You’re right about the neatness. I hate clutter. It makes me claustrophobic.
      And finally, I did indeed cramp up but it didn’t last long. Not like I would if I had a glass of milk. 😀

  2. I have exactly the same question as Ginger! Was is a happy ever after or not? 😀 And I know you will kill me but I’m so busy for the last two weeks but I promise I will email you my little sista! xx

    1. I’ve been feeling pretty neglected, sis but i’ll you slide on this one.
      As for the effect of cheese on me, I didn’t realize so many people care about what’s going on in my gut, hahaha!
      It wasn’t a happy ending, but it wasn’t hell fire and brimstone either.
      Thank Jesus.

      1. Are you intolerant to lactose by any chance? the goat cheese can make it only better, because its fat cells are much smaller than the regular caw milk, also goat milk is the most similar to the human one- that’s why we can digest it so easy. Caw milk is a killer for our body- I gave up on it long time ago, never liked it- like my body knew it was not good for me anyway- try goat cheese once again, eat small quantities but more often, you will see the change.

      2. Hey sis!
        Indeed I am very lactose intolerant and I will gingerly consider your advice.
        But if shit does down (no pun intended), you WILL be hearing from me.
        😀

  3. I don’t think it’s watermelon season anywhere in the world. That shiz is wack. I do believe in Watermelon Salad though. I’ve only eaten it once and never made it. Must do something about this over summer (when they’re in season). I love fall. Well, we call it Autumn. Summer can be sticky and muggy but Autumn is still warm but the air is crisp and fresh. I never know what to wear in Summer. It’s just too hot. Swimsuits aren’t appropriate for every occasion.

      1. Really will. We are going to stay at the beach this weekend and this will be perfect to serve!

        And OMG yes – we got awesome reports from her surgeon and she’s officially cancer free!! Thanks for asking 🙂

  4. This looks yum, Dana!
    I don’t like Fall either. Summer is my favourite season, and it always will be. This salad will be a great dish on my side now. 🙂

    1. Hey Sarah!
      Crazy right?
      I hate red onion the most because it lingers on your breath longer than any other variation so I was real surprised that that wasn’t the case with this salad.
      I think it may be the combination of the other elements. Who knows?
      Maybe the goat cheese neutralized it 🙂

  5. I’ve never made a watermelon salad before. i’d happily eat this though and have been thinking of making a salad with watemelon for a while. Watermelons are just so huge I’m scared of buying them!

    1. Now wait a min Corina, of all the awesome shit you create, you meant ot tell me you’re intimidated by Watermelon?
      haha!
      Make your husband buy it and then you take it from there 🙂

  6. Firstly, love watermelon salad and yours looks the business. I add a bit of mint to mine which is also tasty. Nextly (?), whazzup with the goats cheese Ms Cake?? You know it’s my job to eat it for you but I totally understand you had to get yourself some of that goaty goodness. Bonus to hear that you didn’t spend hours on the dunny. 😁 Especially loved your dating advice, snortworthy.

  7. Thank you so much for the shout out! I’m very flattered. This salad looks wonderful. The peppery arugula sounds like a great addition to this gorgeous salad. I’m sorry that goats cheese doesn’t agree with you, it’s supposed to be lower in lactose content. You may want to try Sheep’s milk cheese (feta is absolutely TDF!).
    We have a gorgeously warm day here in the big smoke! But the weekend was cold and rainy. Better than snow.
    When in July? I’m 22!

  8. Wow, that surprises me that you got great tasting watermelon this late in the season. Are you seeing anything else in the stores that is not normally prominent this time of year. I know we have some tomatoes and peppers still on the plants.

    1. Yeah, it was a surprising treat to find watermelon.
      I was looking for Mangos too but those were no more.
      Haven’t noticed anything else that should be out but isn’t.

      Maybe Okra?
      I was looking for some last weekend but couldn’t find any.

  9. FINALLY something I know how to make, literally made almost this exact thing last night! Boom I’m on your level now, not really though but I can pretend:) YUMMM!

    xx Cara

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