You know those photos of kids with big slices of watermelon in their hands and juice dripping down their chins? Consider this salad a neater version of that image. Essentially summer in a bowl, this salad features an unexpected combination of ingredients.
The exotic companions of mint, feta, and tart tomatillos take this watermelon salad to a new dimension. Green tomatoes can stand in for the tomatillos in a pinch.
TOMATILLO & WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE Serves: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients 2 TSP chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish 1 TBSP seeded (if desired) and finely chopped jalapeño chile, or to taste 3 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice 1½ TSP distilled white vinegar 1 TSP kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste 3 TBSP olive oil 3 TBSP vegetable oil 6 cups seeded and cubed ripe watermelon About 12 oz tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, quartered, and thinly sliced crosswise (3 cups) About 4 oz feta cheese or queso fresco, crumbled or cut into small dice (¾ cup), or to taste