Here’s a simple and delicious recipe to try while there’s still some tasty watermelon around! This wasn’t a recipe that I’d normally try myself, but after a friend made it and gave me a taste, I was hooked. Even though the combination of ingredients might sound odd, I promise that the flavors work incredibly well together. The juicy sweet watermelon balances nicely the slightly salty feta, plus the onion and fresh mint, mixed with a simple tangy dressing make for a refreshing summertime salad that’s highly addictive! Plus, the vibrant colors make this an impressive side dish for your final picnics or parties this summer. Enjoy!
Summertime Watermelon Salad
Fresh cubed watermelon, about 2 lbs
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 oz crumbled feta cheese
Yield: 4 servings
In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, chopped onion, and feta. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, then add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed. Pour the dressing over the watermelon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. Let it sit in the refrigerator if possible for the flavors to really blend. When ready to serve, toss it again, garnish with mint sprigs (optional), and serve chilled.
Source: Slightly adapted from Paula Deen – Food Network