THE OFF SEASON: niagara peaches + watermelon

peach1_01We left Niagara on the Lake with a basket full of peaches.  They were fuzzy, bright, and were about 3 days away from ripe + sweet; 3 days too long to wait.

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Determined, I knew my go-to summer salad would benefit from the crunch + tartness of the not-yet-ripe peaches.  On a hot summer day, when Mike has me in charge of salad for any meal, I whip out the delicious and incredibly easy to make watermelon + feta salad.  This time, I added peaches!

peach1_05W A T E R M E L O N + P E A C H  S A L A D

1 small watermelon
1 [not-so-ripe] peach
a few leaves of fresh basil
1/3 cup of feta cheese
2-3 tbsp balsamic vinegar [add as little or as much as you like]
1-2 tbsp olive oil [add as little or as much as you like]
salt + pepper to taste

peach1_03peach1_04cut watermelon + peach into about 1/2″ cubes | combine in a bowl
rip basil leaves into smaller pieces | add to watermelon + peach mix
crumble feta cheese over the fruit | toss to mix ingredients

peach1_06drizzle balsamic vinegar + olive oil over top of mix
season with salt + pepper to taste
toss to combine

peach1_07With fresh ingredients,  a watermelon salad is the most refreshing and satisfying side to accompany anything and everything off the bbq.

soo easy + soo delicious

enjoy!
madelaine

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