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Food is simply glorious. And one of my new favorite things to do, is inventive recipe testing. In doing so, I find some pretty creative ways to explore my foodie passions. And this week was all about watermelon, mint, and feta cheese.
I love watermelon and mint. Its one of my absolute favorite combinations. And I’ve experienced unique ways to make it a salad or to simply blend it into tea. And pairing this combo with feta cheese is droolworthy.
So if you checked out my fridge in the summer months? Then you’ll probably find Nikos® feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, and watermelon of some various size or shape. Seeded or not, I could just sit down and watermelon until it comes out of my ears. And any watermelon lover knows, that sometimes the melon isn’t ripe enough and needs a touch more flavor.
That was the case last week when I sliced up a 1/4 watermelon. I pulled out the mint to mince up and crumbled my feta cheese to more of a bitty-crumble. This whole bowl is to taste. So add in as much or as little of these ingredients as you like.
I finished prepping my ingredients, and started grabbing an assortment of random pantry items to further sweeten the bowl. Yet nothing quite fit the bill. Not sea salt or lime. Not onions or agave nectar.
I started to think I should have gotten the seeded watermelon this time. I craved something to add in a crunchy texture. And then, staring right back from my pantry baking shelf, was a small jar of hot pink sugar crystals.
The sugar crystals were exactly the subtle sweet I was looking for. And they held a satisfying crunch. And when paired with this trio…they balanced the salty small crumbles of feta perfectly. Left on, they melt into the watermelon to mimic ripened perfection. Perfect for satisfying my sweet tooth without using copious amounts.
I tell you the crunch is what makes this combination addicting. And it was so easy to whip up. Plus I love finding great new ways to keep incorporating feta cheese. Especially one from a brand that I know was rBGH-free milk. And now its your turn…what interesting or unique ways do you mix in with your feta crumbles?