It’s been awhile since I pimped The Table Set podcast. Today I pimp The Table Set with this Watermelon Wedge Salad. It’s a riff on that classic salad known as the Wedge Salad. Only this wedge is a great big hunk of juicy summertime watermelon. It’s dressed in classic wedge style with a Feta Buttermilk Dressing and garnished with mint. Little melon balls stand in for the cherry tomatoes you might expect on the iceberg version, making this wedge a great big hunk of cool.
The reason it’s been a while since I wore my pimp clothes is this– The Table Set is going through a transition. Rather than post a new episode on iTunes 2 or 3 times a month, whenever and however we can. We are experimenting with broader themes and a set release date. The first of every month. I know we’ll get push back from this. People seem to like our casual style. But in truth I think we’ll do better this way. Maybe I’m wrong, and time will tell. Or, you could tell. Go over to Homefries Podcast Network and take a listen. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Do you like our changes? Do you have suggestions?
However, just in case all the podcast talk bores you. I also have a recipe. Yep, the Watermelon Wedge Salad I mentioned. It was part of the menu for the Patio Picnic that forms the core of this episode of The Table Set.
A Watermelon Wedge Salad for a Patio Picnic
We had a Patio Picnic because it’s July. It’s probably hot where you are. When it’s hot people like to take the party outside. But when it’s super hot nobody wants to work too hard. A Patio Picnic is a cool way to heat up your summer entertaining. A picnic can be the most casual of parties, which is why they’re great when the weather gets warm. We invited some neighbors, a few close friends and kept things leisurely. As far as party props, a Patio Picnic doesn’t require much. Grab a few colorful blankets to throw on the ground. Cover patio furniture with more blankets. Ask guests to bring a blanket of their own– with very little effort you have eclectic, colorful picnic right at your feet. Which is where we encouraged the guests to sit. Right on the ground.
I think my Watermelon Wedge Salad was a big hit too. So head on over to Homefries and see what Nathan and Andy brought to the party. GREG
Sounds refreshing and tasty. Perfect for summer
I can’t even get over how brilliant this is. So beautiful, and those flavors are just perfect together.
What a creative recipe! My kids will love this watermelon “salad” and I especially love the feta buttermilk dressing. It’ll be a new way to enjoy watermelon in my house. I can’t wait to give this a try!!
Well, to me, “The Wedge” will always be the surf break at Newport Beach, a monster. But this wedge is inspired, colorful, and I just might have to steal…ummm.…“borrow with attribution” it.
You know Martha Stewart has nothing on you. Watermelon wedge. My friend you’re a genius. Heading over to Podcast. Did I tell you I was interviewed for a podcast. Take a small listen (on my sidebar). See what you think of my podcast skills.
Last night I was eating watermelon thinking how much I love it. I also am a huge wedge salad fiend (they are half the reason I go to steakhouses).
If I eat this my taste buds may just explode at the joy of it all. Well played.
Such a great idea! It might be fun to pickle the rinds and throw that into the mix 🙂
This salad sounds great. What a new slant on water melon (to me, at least) for summer meals. And The Table Set is also new to me. Exploration is clearly in order. Thanks for telling me about it.
Your podcast is always a treat, so I’m sure the changes will be great! I haven’t listened to the new episode that is up, but have it in my iPhone and am going to listen to it right now on my drive home from work! Also, this salad is super unique! Lovely combination of flavours 🙂
I love this — such an original twist with this terrific dressing — and so pretty.