This arugula watermelon salad is a special one. Quite literally. It's a summer special at my favorite restaurant, Antico Posto. It's on the menu for a total of three weeks, and you bet I'm there every week when it is. But this year I feel like we all need something special, and we need it to last more than three weeks, so I recreated my favorite salad just for you. It's just fresh, simple ingredients that create a flavor palette like no other.
I take my hummus very seriously. I may be a Pakistani but I grew up in Michigan, surrounded by delicious and authentic Mediteranean food. I can spot a fake and lumpy hummus full of unwelcome ingredients from a mile away. I keep mine simple, to the point, and delicious, as it should be. It's beautifully balanced with nutty notes from the tahini, a fresh zing from the lemon juice and a subtle bitterness from the olive oil and garlic. You take one bite and you know you're eating the real thing.