15 Jul watermelon + feta salad
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad. Other fruits, however, are more versatile and love bridging the gap between traditional and fruit salads. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and watermelons all work well when paired with salty cheese, crunchy greens and sweet, reduced balsamic vinegar. Don’t believe me? Try my watermelon and feta salad and discover the wisdom of savoury fruit salads for yourself.
Watermelon & Feta Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Quarter piece of a whole watermelon
Quarter of a red onion
Half a cucumber
3 tablespoons of crumbled feta
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoon of oil
Fresh mint (optional)
- Remove the flesh from the watermelon skin and cut into cubes. Transfer to a serving platter.
- Peel the onion and finely slice. Finely slice the cucumber into rounds.
- Add the cucumbers to the serving platter with the watermelons. Top with the red onions. Scatter the crumbled feta over the whole platter.
- Make a dressing by mixing together the honey and oil. Pour over the watermelon salad. Sprinkle the salad with salt and pepper, and finish with some torn fresh mint leaves.
This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on Thursday June 18th