Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes.

Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom TomatoesCan I just share a quick story with you? ‘Cause it’s gotta be told! I’m having this issue with the light switch in the bathroom where it won’t turn the lights on (yes, all the bulbs are new, I’m at least that smart), and I’m a procrastinator so I haven’t had an electrician come out and fix it. So I’ve been using this fluorescent desk lamp that I got for my dorm room in college and aiming it at the mirror to help fill the room with more light. It gives the bathroom sort of a creepy haunted house rated R movie feeling. Especially when I take a shower, because it’s really dark behind that shower curtain.

Well, yesterday after I worked my buns off at the gym, I hopped in the shower. I filled my hands with liquid soap (coconut scented, in case you’re interested. It takes the edge off on these hot summer days 😉 ) and I started lathering up my body. I kept feeling this curious feeling in my left hand, like there was something stuck to it. I kind of figured it was either pig bristles since Cupcake is shedding right now or bristles from my body brush scrubber thingamajig, so I ignored it and sang songs with my eyes closed.

IMG_7787But then I was like “Hmm… it kind of feels like I’m washing myself with a giant spider. THAT’d be creepy.” After a little while I got curious enough to actually look in my hand and sure enough; it was a giant spider. A real one. A real giant spider in my hand covered in soap. A giant spider that was sitting in my hand that wasn’t fake all lathered up from rubbing it all over my body. I just want to make sure we’re on the same page here…

After the initial shock and grossed-outness subsided a little bit, I noticed that the poor little feller was dead and I started to feel somewhat remorseful. Was he dead already when I decided to use him as an 8-legged loofah, or did he die from repeated impact and lather suffocation? After brief consideration, I put my hand in the stream of the shower and washed that sucker down the drain. Gross.

IMG_7789Call me crazypants, but I don’t believe that there is any season better than tomato season (until I say the same thing about pumpkin season… and avocado season… and peach season… whatevs). I like to pick them straight off the vine and eat them like apples. Warm and juicy from the sun, they get me beaming with all sorts of happy feelings. Luckily for me, tomato season and watermelon season AND cilantro season all happen at about the same time. These are some of the most refreshing tasting foods to me, especially cold crisp juicy watermelon and all its glory.

See, this particular salad is a summery combination of some of my favorite refreshing summer staples, including shrimp and a little bit of feta cheese. For dressing, you can use a great clean one like my Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette, or even just fresh squeezed lime juice. Either way, you won’t be sorry. This salad is my current obsession and I had to share it with the world!

IMG_7791Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Fresh Seedless Watermelon
  • 2-3 Varieties of Heirloom Tomato
  • Purple Onion
  • 12 Shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp. Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper for Garnish
  • Lime Juice for Garnish or Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 

This one’s more just about arranging ingredients, but here’s how I did it:

Cut a few slices of watermelon into triangles and remove the rind.

Slice your tomatoes

Cut a few slice of purple onion and then cut in half

Grill or cook shrimp in a skillet. Cold pre-cooked shrimp also works.

Arrange the salad in order for presentation. Example: Watermelon, yellow tomato, purple onions, red tomato, different red tomato, watermelon, etc. Sprinkle with feta cheese and cilantro. Spread shrimp out evenly on plate.

Garnish with fresh ground black pepper and lime juice or dressing. Serve cold.

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Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
 
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Refreshing summer salad with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, shrimp, and feta cheese.
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Recipe type: Pescetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Fresh Seedless Watermelon
  • 2-3 Varieties of Heirloom Tomato
  • Purple Onion
  • 12 Shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp. Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper for Garnish
  • Lime Juice for Garnish or Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. This one's more just about arranging ingredients, but here's how I did it:
  2. Cut a few slices of watermelon into triangles and remove the rind.
  3. Slice your tomatoes
  4. Cut a few slice of purple onion and then cut in half
  5. Grill or cook shrimp in a skillet. Cold pre-cooked shrimp also works.
  6. Arrange the salad in order for presentation. Example: Watermelon, yellow tomato, purple onions, red tomato, watermelon, etc. Sprinkle with feta cheese and cilantro. Spread shrimp out evenly on plate.
  7. Garnish with fresh ground black pepper and lime juice or dressing. Serve cold.

 

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3 Responses to “Shrimp Feta and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes”

  1. July 5, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Great recipe! I just found your blog by accident, and I thought your pig was your husband! Then I discover you actually have a pig! How wonderful! Cupcake is beautiful!
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    • July 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

      Hahaha, when I meet people it often takes them a while to realize that when I refer to my pig, I’m actually referring to a literal pig. A lot of people think I’m making a joke about a significant other, and others think that I’m talking about my dog who eats a lot, but nope! Definitely a pig 🙂 And a very cute one, at that!

  2. Katrina
    July 28, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    THIS WAS DELICIOUS!

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