Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Florida Fresh Watermelon Salad

We had originally said that we weren’t interested in any of the food at the Florida Fresh Outdoor Kitchen, however, on a recent Sunday’s visit to Epcot, we found ourselves craving “salad”… So, watermelon salad, here we come!

Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, BW Farm Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad #floridafresh #epcot #flowerandgardenfest 22MAR2014 - 1The feta was nice and slightly creamy, not like the hard feta you usually get from the grocery store… the flavor was very good too.

Watermelon Salad #floridafresh #epcot #flowerandgardenfest 22MAR2014 - 2The pickled onions (most prominent in this photo, they’re RED) were crunchy and tangy. A nice textural and flavor addition.

Watermelon Salad #floridafresh #epcot #flowerandgardenfest 22MAR2014 - 3There was more watermelon than we thought at first, it was all buried under the greens.

Watermelon Salad #floridafresh #epcot #flowerandgardenfest 22MAR2014 - 4We were concerned that there was too much balsamic (in other words, that this would be swimming in balsamic)… it wasn’t.

Watermelon Salad #floridafresh #epcot #flowerandgardenfest 22MAR2014 - 5The components of this come together very nicely. Nick liked it as much in March as he did last fall during Food & Wine.

We agreed, that if this was to show up on a menu at Walt Disney World as a full sized salad (maybe with grilled shrimp?), we’d eat it.

This is a possible “do again” during the Flower and Garden Festival 2014 (if we have time).



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