I'm so happy that delicious mangoes are abundant right now; like M.I.A., I salt and pepper mine and eat the slices so fast I get a cramp.
Last night my lovely cousin Summer shared with me a similar taste combination that she loves. She remembers eating watermelon and salty white cheese sandwiches for breakfast during the hot summer days in Iraq. My mouth watered thinking about it; I could feel the juice dripping down my chin.
So I couldn't resist picking up some watermelon at the grocery store this evening. In Iraq, watermelon is called "regee" (with a hard g sound). Emil says this is very slang Baghdadi, which makes me love the word even more.
So I combined the regee with the feta cheese I had in my fridge to make a salad. I added mint - because I eat mint with everything these days - and this is weird, but I have this big ol' jar of black olives from the Arabic store in Chicago so I chopped a few of those and tossed them in too. I sprinkled a little fresh-ground sea salt and mixed it all up with my hands.
It was delicious and super simple. Thanks to Summer for inspiring this recipe! I love that her name has a double meaning in the title.
Summer Regee Salad
A medium bowlful of cubed and seeded watermelon
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup of chopped kalamata olives
2 Tbs crumbled dried mint
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil (I used Palestinian olive oil- the best stuff ever)
Sea Salt to taste
Combine in a bowl, mix with your hands, enjoy the texture. Lick the juice on your wrist when no one is looking. Smile while eating.
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