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Armenian Comfort Food: Watermelon, Feta, Lavash!

Armenian Comfort Food: Watermelon, Feta, LavashAt times I feel more Armenian than others.  When I have Watermelon accompanied by Armenian Lavash wrap with feta cheese, it definitely ranks me high up there on the Armenian list.   Even though I have resided in Los Angeles, California for most of my life, I was born and raised in Armenia until the age of 10.

Watermelons give me so much memories…

Growing up, I have always been attracted to watermelons.   I mostly enjoy having them  during the hot summer months, when they are in season. They can be so juicy and sweet.  I also like them served cold… don’t really enjoy having my watermelons room temperature.

I remember growing up in Armenia, my family would have a picnic in Garni Gorge by the  river. (For more information on this destination click here).

By memory it reminds me of the below location:


Watermelons were one of the musts for our picnic.  My Dad would leave the watermelons in the super cold river so they would stay cool until after lunch.  It would be the highlight of our day.  I remember by the time I finished having my watermelon slice, I would be drenched with sticky watermelon juice and even smell like a watermelon.

Many years have gone by… The love for watermelons have carried on with me through my journey to the United States and anytime I want a piece of Armenian comfort, or a lazy dinner , this is what I choose to have.  I am now a Mom who has two  girls… and to my surprise  – they are as passionate about watermelons as I am, specially my daughter Anabelle.  I remember when I was pregnant with her, I had to make sure to have a watermelon every day.

So if you want to taste Armenian comfort food, wrap a lavash bread with some feta cheese and have it with a slice of watermelon.  It is similar to having grapes with cheese… and the best part is that it’s effortless.

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  • http://iwantthepie.wordpress.com Lynn

    It's funny, watermellon makes me feel more Egyptian even though I've never lived in Egypt. Watermellon and feta are great together, thanks for sharing!

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com Torviewtoronto

    lovely scenery

  • http://www.52kitchenadventures.com Stephanie

    That sounds lovely. It's wonderful how food smells and tastes can transport you to the past and arouse warm memories.

  • Shree

    yumm love the combination of lavash and feta, wish I could visit armenia or just maybe a bite of your food will do :))

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Yes,food can transpose you any place in the world without traveling.

  • Stksylva12

    We too eat this light and refereshing watermelon with tangy feta cheese, its a light dinner, my mouth is watering now.
    We visited Armenia a couple of times,and enjoyed it very much, my husband and sons fell in love with it. I wish you all the best Adelina, Blessings Sylvia

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks so much Sylvia for sharing your experience and your best wishes. I am so glad to hear that you feel the same way.

  • Marisa Musto

    A great combination of flavors. This sounds delicious! I've never had melon in bread.It really is an awesome feeling when food can transport you to another time and place.

  • Claudia

    I adore watermelon and just – you know – eat it! The only thing I have ever done with watermelon – has been to pair with feta! And yes – oh so good!

  • chefdennis

    I absolutely love watermelons!! It sounds so good mixed with feta and then the lavash bread ….it must be so very very tasty!!
    thanks for sharing!

  • http://mydanishkitchen.com/ Gitte

    That sounds very refreshing for a hot summer day. Beautiful memories and beautiful country.

  • Baking Serendipity

    I love being introduced to the comfort foods of different cultures. This looks like a good one 🙂

  • http://livlifetoo.blogspot.com/ Kim – Liv Life

    This does indeed look delicious! Something I have never heard of, but am eager to try. Thanks so much for your post!

  • Laura

    That’s cool you lived in Armenia for 10 years.   I’m only part Armenian, but the food is very comforting to me because it reminds me of my grandfather.  Thanks for the idea!



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