Snacktime in Jordan

The weather finally took a turn here, in Oklahoma. Over the course of 24 hours we dropped rather suddenly from 100+F degree temperatures to a rather balmy 70 something or other.

I’ve never been happier.

The proof: I did two cartwheels on our freshly cut lawn.

I’m guessing it’s been at least 8 years since I last did a cartwheel.

My hands ended up covered in grass clippings, but it was totally worth it.

In the spirit of the perfect┬ápicnic weather, I’m sharing an unusual Jordanian snack – flatbread, watermelon, and white cheese.

I learned about it at Landlopers, where Matt tells his readers:

First, a small slice of the sweet watermelon was consumed, followed by some bread with the salty white cheese. A true culinary oddity, it all worked together in a perfect melody of taste and texture. The watermelon cut the saltiness of the cheese, which in turn acted as the perfect compliment to the sweet fruit.

I’m totally in.

Are you?


  1. its nt only a snack, thats what i usually have for dinner / lunch / or breakfast on a hot day ……..

  2. elisa waller says

    love that!!! white cheese and watermelon….doesnt it come served with luxurious pillows too…cant help but relax withthis… <3

  3. Sasha Martin says

    Thanks everyone! Elizabeth – they make a salty, dry homemade goat’s milk cheese. I used goat feta for mine.

  4. The first time I travelled to Greece I discovered the wonderful combination of watermelon and feta cheese. Delicious. Didn’t know they had a similar tradition in Jordan, although given its geogrphic position, it makes sense.

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