Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give him ramen noodles, and you don’t have to teach him anything.
- Lawrence Downes
Thank you, Martha Stewart, for this recipe. Now the rest of you, get yourself to a farmer's market before all the good watermelons are gone, and try this salad. It may stretch credulity, but I promise you won't be disappointed.
Serves 4; Prep time: 15 minutes; Total time: 15 minutes
3 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon (rind removed), cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips (see note, below)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces (about 1 cup)
1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, lime juice, and half the basil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Divide among four plates; scatter cheese and remaining basil on top.
Per serving: 146 calories; 6.4 grams fat; 5.5 grams protein; 19.1 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber
Note: Cutting basil: Stack a few basil leaves (of similar size). Roll into a tight cylinder; with a sharp knife, slice crosswise into thin strips.