Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.
½ very ripe cantaloupe or other summer melon, cut into ½-inch chunks
1 English cucumber, cut into ½-inch chunks
6 basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
Shelled sunflower seeds
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Toss melon, cucumber, basil, and feta in a medium bowl.
2. Mix equal parts olive oil and balsamic together in a small bowl, then drizzle over the salad, tossing to coat if desired. Finish with a sprinkling each of sunflower seeds, salt, and freshly ground pepper.