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Farm-Fresh Blueberries & Melon with Feta

Photo: Kelly Yandell

by Cathy Barber, Food Editor, The Dallas Morning News

Excerpted from Edible Dallas & Fort Worth: The Cookbook

Think of Texas blueberries as a gateway food. Picking berries is a fabulous way to introduce little ones to the experience of acquiring fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are a relatively recent addition to the Texas landscape, with Texas A&M University taking the lead in the early 1980s helping establish the industry with the Texas-tough blueberry: Rabbiteye. Today East Texas is dotted with farms, including many that will let you pick your own. Many have a farm stand where pickers can stock up on local jams and preserves and other produce too.

Serves 4

2 pints blueberries, rinsed
4 cups cubed watermelon
4 ounces feta cheese, or to taste, crumbled
2 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (optional)

In a large bowl, gently combine the blueberries and cubed watermelon. Sprinkle on the crumbled feta, garnish with the mint and serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from EDIBLE DALLAS & FORT WORTH: THE COOKBOOK © 2012 by Edible Communities, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

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Cathy Barber is the Food Editor at The Dallas Morning News.

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