Refreshing watermelon and feta salad

It has been months since I uploaded my last post about my trip to the Gili Islands. I won't bore you with any excuses. It was a simple case of life being busy, my focus being elsewhere and not feeling particularly like I had anything of value to share. Usually I would try to get out of the slump by sitting down and brainstorming a load of content and looking for inspiration, but this time I just sat back and waited, in quite a passive way, not even realising I was waiting, if that makes any sense.

And then, one day, I spotted that two pros I really admire had really changed the style of their graphics and it looked vaguely familiar to mine, which stopped me on my tracks. I had spent all that time last year thinking about making this website look great and full of thoughtful content, I had massive lists of post ideas, it actually looked like a pro's website and I was just sitting on all of it. I still did nothing about it. 

Tonight, out of nowhere, I just felt the urge to sit down and write and share my delicious dinner with you. It is one I had nearly exactly on this day a year ago during a yoga retreat in Sierra Nevada. I've made slightly different versions of it a few times, as it only takes a few minutes to assemble and it is surprisingly filling and perfect for a summer's evening. Tonight it looked especially beautiful in this gorgeous wooden bowl I bought in Ubud last February, so I snapped away on my phone and thought I would share my version of this Thai watermelon salad with you.

INGREDIENTS:

(Serves 2)

  • A small bag of rocket leaves
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2-4 slices of watermelon, depending on the size
  • 1/4 red onion
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Black pepper

METHOD

  1. Add the leaves to the bottom of the bowl
  2. Cut the watermelon in medium sized chunks and add
  3. Finely chop the red onion and add
  4. Crumble the feta cheese and sprinkle it on top
  5. Sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds
  6. Season with black pepper and add the sesame oil and lemon juice.
  7. Enjoy! 

Inma x