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.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for this …ahhh simplicity…

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

  3. elisa waller says:

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

  4. What kind of cheese did you use?

  5. Sasha Martin says:

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

  6. 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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