This recipe, adapted from one on the website of the National Watermelon Promotion Board, was a real surprise when I first tried it. I had no idea how delicious watermelon and feta cheese could be together. And with red onion, chopped romaine and a fresh basil vinaigrette, the salad is crunchy, juicy, sweet, salty and zingy all at the same time.
1. Place salad greens in a large, bright-colored salad bowl. Arrange watermelon cubes, red onions and feta in three piles over the greens; keep chilled until ready to serve.
2. For dressing, mix pureed watermelon, basil, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing.
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