It’s true what they say, sometimes the best things in life are free!
My daughter-in-law gave me a lovely ripe watermelon when she left after joining us for a holiday on the Isle of Wight.
A couple of days later, a very good friend called up one evening to give us some beautiful homegrown figs.
The very next evening, after a sizzling day spent on the beach, I was going to slice up the watermelon to eat when I remembered bookmarking the Minimalist Baker’s take on Sashimi and I decided to try it out using the figs and some bits and bobs I had in my fridge and cupboards.
The result was truly amazing! Refreshing, tangy, crisp, cooling, crunchy, tasty; the flavours all coming together and making such a simple snack or appetiser. I improvised on some ingredients but it just worked so well. Next time I will make sure I have some pickled ginger as that would undoubtedly be doubly delicious.
Onion, finely sliced
Ripe fig, peeled and sliced
Chia seeds or sesame seeds
Cut the watermelon into slices about ½” thick and then into bite-sized pieces.
Brush each piece with tamari or tahini – I did half and half.
Top each piece with a combination of fig, feta, onion, finely sliced tomato and chia seeds.
Serve and enjoy.
An ideal appetiser to offer around on a summer’s evening, perhaps whilst the BBQ is cooking. It’s simple, quick to prepare and the ingredients can be chopped and changed as to what’s available. Next time, perhaps avocado instead of figs.
Recipe adapted from MinimalistBaker
NB: All photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared myself.