Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tomato, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad... Plus Our Very First Cooking Class!

I can't believe I was so nervous about our first cooking class. We had such a great group of ladies and when it was over, my cheeks hurt from laughing and our bellies were full. You can't ask for much more than that!  Of course, I have to tell you that Julie served as the "instructor" and I got to walk around taking pictures and interjecting little tid bits here and there. So of course I say it was easy, Julie was the brains behind this operation. Seriously we had such a great time and are looking forward to more in the future. Our class was on summer salads and we will share the recipes with you this week. We'll also share some of the photos from the class.

You know how I told you that I have just recently begun a love affair with Feta Cheese?  Julie told me that she felt the same way about a year or so ago when she began to use it. It is amazing how many things it pairs so nicely with. 

This salad may seem a little weird to you, even twisted! It just seems like these flavors wouldn't go together, but trust us, it is delicious! We do recommend you get your paws on some really fresh homegrown tomatoes. 
Tomato, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

For the Salad:
4  tomatoes, cut into large bite size pieces
2  cups cubed watermelon
1/2  cup feta cheese
1/4  cup diced red onion

For the Dressing:
3  tablespoons Olive Oil
1  tablespoons lemon juice
2  tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs (mint, basil, parsley)
1/2  teaspoon kosher salt

Combine the tomatoes, watermelon, feta cheese and red onion in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the Olive Oil, lemon juice, herbs and kosher salt. Pour over the tomato mixture and stir gently to combine. 

Cooks Note: If you want a little kick, add 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno pepper.


Kim and Julie

Linked to the following parties:
Weekend Potluck
Gooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup Recipes To Beat The Heat
Walking on Sunshine Foodie Friends Friday
Amee's Savory Dish Fit and Fabulous Fridays
Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper
This Chick Cooks Whole Foods Wednesday


  1. Definitely an unusual combination of flavors. Different is often great! =) I would love to see photos of your class - sounds like a ton of fun! Kim - I am excited to think we may get to meet face to face in the next few weeks. Yippeee!! Have a terrific Tuesday.

  2. This salad looks so pretty! Sounds like a sweet and savory recipe...thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  3. This looks delicious...very different and refreshing! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  4. How fun...wish I could come to your class! :) This salad is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!


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