Perfect summer combo: Watermelon plus feta

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Hopefully by now you’ve indulged in a watermelon, feta, mint salad. The dish combines sweet, tangy and bright flavors perfectly and is the ideal, refreshing side for your summer barbecues.  Now, if you want something a little more substantial, the National Watermelon Promotion Board — yes, there is such a thing! — says skip the tomatoes and scoop the salad on some bruschetta. For more of its recipes visit www.watermelon.org

 

Watermelon Feta Bruschetta

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)

2 cups diced watermelon

1 cup feta cheese, cut into fine dice

2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

2 tablespoon minced fresh mint

4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste

For 16 toasts:
A 24”-long loaf of crust Italian or French bread
1 garlic clove

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

 

In a bowl toss together watermelon, cheese, chives, mint, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste and mound about 1 tablespoon on oiled side of each toast.

To make toasts: Prepare grill or preheat broiler. With a serrated knife cut bread crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices. Arrange bread slices in one layer in a shallow baking pan and bake in middle of oven until golden, about 10 minutes.

 



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