Watermelon Salad with Feta, Almonds & MintIn addition to being the enduring objects of unconditional affection, kids have many other important functions in our lives. Top among them is keeping our egos in check. If ever we get too big for our britches, they can take us right down to earth with a look, a comment, or a generous rolling of the eyes (if you have a teen in your home, you know what I’m talking about).

Take for instance this pretty watermelon salad, which I was excited to share with my family the first time I made it. When I set it on the table, Rosie quickly grabbed a slice off the plate and started chomping down to the rind as if we were on the sidelines of a soccer game.

“No, no, no,” I said. “It’s a salad. You eat it with a fork.”

“A salad? She said. “This isn’t a salad. It’s just a piece of watermelon with some nuts and cheese thrown on top.”

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Almonds and Mint

I had to laugh. She was right, although I still insisted on a fork.

Despite misperceptions of this dish in my house, it was a big hit. The kids even gobbled it down for an after school snack one day. The sweet, refreshing melon is excellent with the saltiness of the feta, the crunch of the almonds, and the fragrancy of the fresh mint. It may seem like a strange pairing until you taste it and then (hopefully) it makes sense.

Whatever you want to call this and however you choose it eat it, melon season is upon us and this is a supremely easy way to enjoy it as a side dish for picnics, barbecues, and all manner of warm weather festivities.

Just don’t tell your kids it’s salad.

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Almonds & Mint

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  1. Pamela
    05.24.2014 at 10:02 AM #

    Oh Rosie~~
    that said, this looks really delicious! Thank you~~

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