Yield: Serves 4
½ small watermelon, rind removed
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup heavy cream or buttermilk
½ cup crème fraîche
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives plus more for serving
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
1. Set the watermelon on a cutting board, cut side down. Quarter the watermelon, place each quarter on its side and halve each quarter crosswise (so you have 8 thick wedges total).
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the feta cheese, cream, crème fraîche, lemon juice and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
3. To serve, place 2 wedges of watermelon on each plate. Drizzle with the feta dressing and sprinkle with chives and basil leaves. Serve immediately.