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Watermelon and Microgreens Salad

This weekend Chet and I bought probably the best watermelon I’ve had all summer maybe even in the past few summers. Watermelon is my favorite summertime food. There is nothing better to me than sitting on my porch slurping down some juicy, sweet watermelon to take the edge of the heat and humidity of a Wisconsin summer. This particular melon was huge and while I knew it wouldn’t spoil I figured I better think of multiple uses for the melon to be sure we could enjoy it to the last bite. Chet made some watermelon lemonade which was quite good. I ate probably half of the watermelon just cut up, snacking on it all weekend when I had a pang of hunger. We visited the farmers market and came away with a great haul. I love summer so much, there is always something growing and blooming and producing bounty for me to enjoy. I’m so grateful to live in a world where I get to enjoy these things. If I had my way I would quit my job and find myself a piece of land that I could work to provide for myself and live out the rest of my days in the beauty of it, carefree and always with a bit of dirt underneath my fingernails. For now I can only lean into that fantasy in the small moments of visiting the market and coming home with delicious produce. I was excited to bring home amongst the goodies a bag of micro-greens from Sun Brothers Naturals consisting of Broccoli, rose radish, mizuna, and scarlet mustard. Micro-greens are said to hold much more nutrients than their more developed selves. For more information about the emerging health benefits check out this article from NPR. I couldn’t wait to come home and make a tasty micro-green salad with watermelon. I decided to add a few sliced hydroponic tomatoes from the market as well as some feta cheese. I topped it off with a homemade balsamic vinegar and honey dressing. Essentially I added about a tablespoon and a half of honey to 2 tsp of quality balsamic vinegar. Soooooo good!!! Enjoy the images and next time you are at your farmer’s market keep an eye out for them so you can try to make your own micro-greens salad!

 

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