I love the 4th of July! I love everything about it. The parade, the picnics, the friends and family, the fireworks. What I don’t like is rushing around worrying about what I can make for all of the festivities! Last year as I was planning and plotting about what dishes to make for the holiday packed with picnics and parties the thought occurred to me…
Does it really have to be this difficult?
I heard myself say out loud.
Thank goodness this “self discussion” was going on in the comfort of my own home and not in the middle of my local grocery store is all I have to say.
Not only did I talk to myself out loud, I’m quite certain that I clapped & jumped with glee over the idea of a watermelon feta flag as it popped into my head. And blueberries! Don’t forget the blueberries! We just went to Berryfield Farms and picked blueberries so this year my flag will be embellished with delicious, fresh off the bush, blueberries!
I adore watermelon and feta. Have you ever tried it? Sweet & salty, creamy & juicy. The flavors compliment one another in a way that will make your mouth sing (or maybe even talk out loud).
My Yanni introduced me to this decadent duo years ago while on our honeymoon in Greece. And you know what they say,”when in Greece…” so I gave in and instantly fell in love!
These are the fresh and gorgeous ingredients.
Watermelon, feta and blueberries.
I just love the colors and textures together.
Next you’ll need a platter, preferably a rectangle but an oval would work too and a small bowl.
Pour the blueberries into the bowl and place at the top left corner for the stars.
Next, slice your feta because feta makes everything “betta” (at least that’s what I think).
Cut the slices into cubes.
I used one 8oz square of feta.
Don’t ya just want to pop one in your mouth?
I did…………………………………..(don’t tell anyone)!
Next, the watermelon. I used half of a seedless watermelon. As a far as quantity goes for this recipe, it depends on the size of the platter you use. It’s always better to have to0 much than too little because my family is always lurking about ready to dive in, therefore the extras come in handy (don’t mess with mama’s stars & stripes).
It’s all about the stars & stripes when making a watermelon feta flag ya know.
So cut your watermelon into slices.
Trim off the rind.
Cut the watermelon int to strips.
And finally cubes.
Now grab a platter with bowl of blueberries,
and place the watermelon and feta into pretty rows starting with the watermelon until you fill the platter!
Now don’t forget cute little toothpicks for easy not to mention healthy handling of the goods!
And that is my easy peasy patriotic no hassel 4th of July watermelon feta flag!
Hope you enjoy a lovely holiday weekend!
Here’s the easy peasy recipe:
Patriotic watermelon & Feta Flag
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut and cube half of a seedless watermelon.
2. Cube 8 ounces of feta.
3. Rinse off 1 pint of fresh blueberries.
4. Pour blueberries into a bowl, preferably square and place in the top left corner of a rectangle (or oval) platter.
5. Assemble watermelon and feta into rows, starting with the watermelon.
Serve with a side of toothpicks for easy and healthy handling of the food.