Midday Fix: Spicy watermelon salad and chicken feta burgers, prepared by Amanda Puck, Mariano’s

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Amanda Puck


Spicy Watermelon Salad

2 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
2 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbs fresh ginger; cut into sticks or chopped
fresh lime juice, to taste
sricacha, to taste
jalapeno, to taste
optional jicama and dragonfruit

Place watermelon, green onion, ginger, lime juice, salt and sliced jalapeno in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add sriracha sauce if desired, as well as jicama. Skewer watermelon pieces onto party skewers and place on wedge of watermelon.

Chicken Feta Burger

4 brioche or pretzel buns
4 chicken feta pub burgers
8 peppadew peppers sliced
arugula Leaves
1 tsp smoked paprika mayo (1 cup mayonnaise mixed with 1 tsp smoked paprika)

Grill chicken burger until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. Toast bun on the grill for 10 seconds. Place bottom bun on plate and cover with one tsp of smoked paprika mayonnaise. Add chicken feta burger and top with peppadews and arugula.

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