It has been hot and humid all week afterall, and I think we are all in need of a bit of cooling from the inside out. Nothing complicated here, just the cukes and melon, to which I added a bit of fresh basil from my herb garden and some pine nuts and pecorino romano for richness. Then to top it off I drizzled it with a bit of lemon juice and basil oil I had on hand. So refreshing! Simple summer produce at its best! This is a wonderful combination you can only enjoy at the peak of summer. Here is the recipe if you would like to try some for yourself!
1 1/2 cup organic watermelon, cut into chunks
3 Tbsp pine nuts
3/4 oz pecorino romano cheese, shaved
a few fresh basil leaves cut into chiffonade
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
On each of 3 plates, arrange cucumber and melon decoratively, sprinkle with pine nuts, pecorino and basil leaves. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and basil oil and drizzle over the salads. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and pepper if desired.