I stepped outside of my comfort zone today, well actually I did a triple back flip and an Irish Jig when I landed, and made Watermelon Salad!! There wasn’t any sugar, chocolate or flour, amazing that I even attempted it, really. Anyways….
It was a year or so ago when I first saw a ‘Watermelon Salad’, it really peaked my interest. More and more they were popping up, and I kept saying ‘I’d like to try that’. I have been asking around and no one that I knew had tried it. I was hoping for someone to tell me either way to see if it was worth a try. I looked up a lot of different recipes and they were all basically the same, watermelon, feta, onions, mint and a dressing. The one thing that really got me was feta? really? Feta and Watermelon? how could this be good? Well, today was the day, I was going to try it! Being that I wasn’t sure, I scaled down the recipe only using 1 cup of melon and a 1/6 of everything else.
Adapted from Fresh Tastes
- 6 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1. Combine watermelon, feta cheese, red onion, and mint in a large bowl.
I was pleasantly surprised, it was pretty good! The feta and watermelon went together better than I expected, they seem to complement each other. The watermelon seems to cut the salt and tang of the feta. The onions gave it a bit of a bite and a nice citrus zing with the lime dressing. Next time, I think I will omit the mint. Maybe I just added too much but it did give me a very overpowering mint flavour. Reminded me too much of Gum. A lovely fresh and refreshing salad I will be making again!