Iris the Idiot’s Kitchen: Watermelon salad.

Oh, all right. Technically, this dish was not made in Iris the Idiot’s actual kitchen. Not yet. But I assure you it will be soon enough.

This weekend I had occasion to enjoy brunch at a favorite local haunt with my Amazing Lover™ (after suffering through a terrible movie called “Ted.” Do NOT even go there.)  The salad was a special, not on the regular menu.

The ingredients are simple.  It’s true that I do not know the exact proportions, but it is exceedingly difficult to conceive how anyone — including Iris the Idiot — could combine the following ingredients and actually fuck this up.  Roughly:

  • arugula
  • watermelon cubes (de-seeded)
  • cracked walnuts
  • goat cheese
  • sweet red onion
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • black pepper

It seemed pretty light on the lemon juice, although the sweetness of the watermelon probably cuts the tartness of that ingredient considerably.  There was very little goat cheese—which is more than fine by me. (YMMV.)  Any soft, sweet cheese (e.g. brie) would likely work just as well, though I would hesitate to use anything more pungent than a mild cheddar.

Dry white wine.  Italian bread.

Holy Mother of Dog. I could eat this every day.

Mangia, fellow Idiots!

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