I just finished reading "Dirty Sugar Cookies" by Ayun Halliday and what a great book it was.
A food memoir, this book brought back similar food memories for me.
The author also includes several recipes at the end of each chapter.
One, was this watermelon, feta & basil salad.
The recipe is so simple and so delicious, especially with Japan's sweet watermelon.
(Now, while I wouldn't recommend visiting Japan during the summer because of the unbearable heat and humidity, I would recommend visiting Japan during the summer for the fruits! Peaches, watermelon, grapes, and melons all vine/tree ripened and delicious. You'll never be able to eat the fruit you find in your US supermarket, ever!)
Anyway, she recommends 4 parts watermelon, 1 part crumbled feta and some basil. I de-seeded the watermelon, and used the marinated feta that I had.
I must say that the marinated feta added a lot of flavor to this salad. This would be perfect for a picnic or barbeque.
I'm making this again....soon!