Ever since my birthday lunch in Del Mar I've been wanting to make a watermelon-herb salad (that I could actually eat!). After a long day of traveling from Los Angeles to San Diego, Spencer and I were happy to find a delicious looking watermelon and fresh herbs in the fridge. We stopped at Trader Joes and picked up a bag of their Organic Herb Spring Mix. This is one of my favorite salad mixes, and is filled with baby lettuce, cilantro, parsley, and dill. It adds a little something extra to any salad, and is naturally high in Vitamin A and C!
Watermelon Mint Salad
1 bag Trader Joe's Organic Herb Salad Mix
1/2 small watermelon
1 bunch of mint
1/3c raw sliced almonds
Cut up the watermelon into little pieces and mix in with lettuce and mint leaves. Top with sliced raw almonds and balsamic vinegar (or any dressing of your choice). You really don't need a heavy dressing for this salad because the watermelon is naturally so juicy, but I'm sure any vinagrete would work well too. Also, currants would be a delicious addition, as well as goat cheese if you want a creamier texture.
This salad literally takes 5 minutes to put together yet looks so pretty and colorful. Summer in a bowl!