Our radish infestation has abated, thanks to the help of our great friends! We tried a few recipes out and they were all delicious, but we had to highlight this simple, refreshing salad referred to us by the lovely people at the Vermont Country Store. It is a breeze to make and oh so satisfying on a hot summer day with a glass of our thirst-quenching Marquette Rosé. A perfect way to use up the influx of radishes, herbs, and watermelon! If you have other herbs in your garden that you need to use up, go ahead and mix some in as well; parsley and cilantro work well.
Radish and Watermelon Salad with Mint & Feta
1 bunch fresh radishes, about 8 medium
1 small watermelon or half of a large one
1 bunch fresh mint
4 oz feta cheese,crumbled (sheep or goat)
Salt and pepper to taste
Remove the stems from the radishes, leaving 1″ to use as a handle while cutting. Slice each radish into paper thin slices, or as thin as you reasonable can, and add them to a medium sized mixing bowl. Juice the lime and add to the radishes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Sliver enough mint leaves to loosely fill a 1/4 measuring cup and add to the radish mixture along with 1/2 of the feta. De-rind the watermelon and cut into 3/4″-1″ pieces. Gently stir the watermelon into the radish mixture, garnish with remaining feta and a few mint leaves. Serve chilled with our Marquette Rosé!