Hot summer days call for cool watermelon salad

When I think of the summers of my youth I think of hot summer days and wedges of cool, refreshing watermelon dripping down my chin. watermelons-2961279685989cR84Now that I’m an official grown-up I figured I should share some more “adult” ways to enjoy watermelon. It is high season for watermelon right now so it is relatively inexpensive and oh so sweet and delicious. Below is a salad I came up with that is both refreshing and unique not to mention a very colorful dish for your table that frankly will just make you smile.

Watermelon Citrus Salad

6 cups watermelon – 1 inch dice

1 cup thin sliced red onion cut into 1-inch long strips

2 cups red grapefruit segments – supreme – with out the pith and thin skin between the fruit – juice reserved from when segmenting

¾ to 1 cup finely chopped cilantro

A few pinches of sea salt

Combine all ingredients including reserved juice toss gently

Chill for about an hour to allow the flavors to marry