Watermelon purists can rejoice: The fruit *did not* come in contact with a warm pan or olive oil.

My simplified (and reduced-fat) variation of yesterday’s salad recipe includes tossing together diced watermelon, arugula, salad greens, feta cheese, and vinaigrette (a reduction of watermelon juice and balsamic vinegar with cracked black pepper), with a sprinkling of slivered almonds on top.

A warm, crusty baguette and chilled Sheldrake Point 2007 Riesling were good accompaniments.

[Note @counternotions: No pics. :) ]