“Freelance’ means I can take watermelon breaks and no one can yell at me.” Mandy Ashcraft, American sci-fi writer
There are sweet watermelon salads — think the classic July 4 combo of watermelon, banana slices and blueberries. And, there is this salad, which is simply the best I’ve ever tasted.
An editor friend served it during a work session. It was so good, it was hard to pay attention to schedules and deadlines and whatnot. Which is probably the point.
So, if a picnic is in your near future, you might want to give this one a try.
Cube one seedless, red watermelon, removing all the rind. Place cubes in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Wash and halve one pint of red cherry or grape tomatoes. Add to the bowl. Wash, hull and slice 1 pound of strawberries. Add to the bowl.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, the juice of one lemon, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and several grindings of black pepper to the bowl. Gently stir to coat and mix. Top with a handful of fresh, de-stemmed mint leaves.