Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad

Remember my pictures on Monday of our family reunion food?  Today I thought I'd share my new recipe for watermelon salad.

This salad screams "refreshing" to me.  The creamy feta offsets the bite of the mint, while the watermelon adds a wonderful sweetness.

When I made this for our family reunion this past weekend, some of my family said they could do without the feta.  Whatever floats your boat; if you're not a "stinky cheese" fan, you can easily omit it!

Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad

8 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin
4 ounces feta cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar

First, peel and slice the watermelon.  The best way to do this easily is to cut off each end of the watermelon, and then sit it upright.  Once upright, cut off the sides of the peel like this:

Once the peel is removed, begin to dice the watermelon until you have about 8 cups.  Place the diced watermelon in a bowl.

Add the mint, red onion, feta cheese, salt and pepper to the watermelon.  Toss gently to combine.

Serve the watermelon salad, drizzling with a bit of balsamic dressing on top with each serving.

Serves 12.

Life is sweet,

1 comment:

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I made this same recipe, minus the onion, and balsamic, and plus blood orange olive oil, and it was amazing. MAybe I'll try this one next!