Watermelon Feta Salad : Super easy and super gorgeous

Watermelon Feta Salad : Super easy and super gorgeous

Recipe for Watermelon Feta Salad

Tell me this picture doesn't want to make you grab a fork and have a go at it? And let me tell you this is a picture from my iPhone 3GS (yes, I'm slowly working towards the fund for an iPhone4S).

I know this is not the perfect salad for winter, but with a bunch of other spicy, hot foods on the table, it goes beautifully. Handful of ingredients, no cooking involved, can easily fill a big platter - it doesn't get easier than that.

This is my version and there are many variations to this. Some recipes use black or green olives, sliced onions, crushed dried herbs - somehow I don't like the taste of onions paired with watermelon and I like to keep this as minimalistic as possible.

The salty feta plus sweet watermelon plus sour balsamic is a drop-dead gorgeous combination that few people can resist.

Learn how to deseed a watermelon and cut it into chunks for this salad. All of it in less than 5 minutes.

Watermelon Feta Salad : Super easy and super gorgeous

Recipe Watermelon Feta Salad

Printable version of recipe here

Serves 5

Takes under 15 minutes

Watermelon Feta Salad : Super easy and super gorgeousRecipe for Watermelon Feta Salad Tell me this picture doesn't want to make you grab a fork and have a go at it? And let me tell you this is a picture from my iPhone 3GS (yes, I'm slowly working towards the fund for an iPhone4S). I know this is not the perfect salad for winter, but with a bunch of ot...

Summary

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  • Courseentrée
  • Cuisineglobal vegetarian
  • Yield5 servings 5 serving
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time10 minutesPT0H10M

Ingredients

Large watermelon
5 cups (half) a
Roughly
Seedless grapes (optional)
Handful
Feta cheese
200-250 grams
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp
Honey (optional)
1 tbsp
Freshly plucked and washed (and dried) mint leaves
handful
Cucumber (halve lengthwise, remove seeds and cut into half moons)
1

Steps

  1. Take a large platter, scatter the watermelon chunks and grapes.
  2. Spoon small chunks of feta and scatter them evenly across platter.
  3. Do the same with the mint leaves and cucumber.
  4. Drizzle olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey* around the entire platter.
  5. This is one salad that SHOULD NOT be tossed or the feta will become a paste and the salad will look all messed up. Let this sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and then serve as it is.

If the watermelon is sweet, you don't need to use honey.

Learn how to deseed a watermelon in less than 5 minutes:

Top 4 tips for a great Watermelon-Feta salad:

Fresh crisp watermelon.

Reasonably good feta and be generous with it.

Fresh mint leaves - this makes ALL the difference.

DO NOT TOSS.

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