A Salad and A Sunset

by zesty on August 18, 2010 · 8 comments

Well the zoo was amazing and the vacation has been a ton of fun so far. It feels like we have been going non stop day and night and by the time I get to bed I am exhausted. I am not complaining as the kids are having a ball!

We are slated to head over to Halifax, NS today and tonight and stay in a Jungle Theme Room that I booked last night ( the kids don’t know yet).  I think they will be super excited as it is a SUITE with bunk beds.  Before we get moving along, I wanted to share a fun summer salad with you.

Do you like watermelon? How about fresh basil and mint?  The colors and fresh flavor really make people happy.  This salad is really fresh and will definitely make you and your guests happy.  The combination of juicy watermelon and crisp cucumbers along with the nice sharp flavor of feta – this is a HIT.  The citrus dressing just screams summer so eat up and enjoy!

Super Summer Watermelon Salad


  • 2 Cups seeded and diced ripe watermelon
  • 2 Cups seeded and diced cucumber
  • Quartered green and red tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil and mint
  • Citrus dressing (see below)
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled feta cheese

Citrus Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp.fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tsp honey
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. It couldn’t be easier. Toss all the ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid.
  3. Screw on the lid, and shake until well-blended.
  4. Divide among four plates
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For this one, I wait until just before serving before dressing it.  You do not want the fresh basil and mint to become limp and wilted.  You can make the dressing up ahead of time in the jar just be sure to give it a good shake before pouring over the salad.

OK, so we got home around 8:30 last night and I looked out onto the deck and saw some of this action…. isn’t this gorgeous?

Around 8:25pm

Around 8:35pm

Around 8:45pm

Have a super Wednesday – we are off in the car for a fun filled couple of days yet again.  Talk to you Friday morning before we hit the Gold Cup and Saucer Parade.

Take care


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1 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

What a fun salad. I love unique salads like this – they are so much fun to make when entertaining too, just something different!


2 Cajun Chef Ryan August 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Hey Cory,
Great salad for these summer days, the watermelon, and red / green tomatoes with the feta is a great flavor combination

The 8:45 pm sunset is my favorite.

Bon appetit!


3 Morgan @ Life After Bagels August 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Cory – that final sunset pic is breathtaking, I love the deep orange tones :)


4 Pearl Lee August 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

beautiful photos!


5 Danica August 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Beautiful picts!


6 katklaw777 August 19, 2010 at 7:14 am

That last picture is the BOMB!!!


7 Sues August 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

A jungle theme room?!?! That will be amazing and you need to share pics!

These photos are so beautiful, especially the last one :)


8 Marianne August 20, 2010 at 4:48 am

Watermelon and feta is a favourite pairing of mine :)


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