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Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Watermelon Feta Salad will give your senses a tingling buzz, instantly transporting you to a balmy Greek summer evening lazing away at a waterside taverna.
  • The colours of the bright red melon and dazzling snow white feta, with a mix of black olives creates a beautiful contrast.
  • You can smell summer in the rich juicy mouth wateringly crisp watermelon and the flavour will have your taste buds tingling.
  • Greeks love salads, especially ones with different tastes and textures.
  • This Greek feta salad recipe is made up of refreshingly sweet watermelon, contrasting with the salty¬†feta cheese¬†which makes it extremely flavoursome.
  • A favourite snack of young Greek children is a chunk of watermelon, a chunk of feta and a thick slice of bread, eaten together. This is the grown up version in a salad!
  • Watermelon and Feta Salad is great served as an appetizer or a side salad.
Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices chilled watermelon
  • 150g feta cheese, roughly broken into small cubes
  • 1/4 red onion, finely sliced
  • handful of mixed seeds, such as pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or walnuts, slightly toasted
  • 10-12 black olives, optional
  • mixed green salad

salad dressing

Preparation:

  • Cut the rind and the white flesh from the watermelon.
  • Cut into small cubes. Remove the seeds as you do this.
  • Place the watermelon in a bowl and add the feta cheese, chopped onion, nuts and seeds and black olives, if using.
  • Cover and chill the salad for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Serve on a bed of greens such as lettuce, rocket and baby spinach.
  • Drizzle with a mixed dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.

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