If you are looking to prepare a tasty, light and stimulating side dish for summer time then Watermelon and Feta Salad is what you are searching for. The salty, sweet and sour zest of this amazing flavorful salad harmonize delightfully and sing the song of summer. It is better to pre-chill the seedless watermelon slices. Moreover, this unique salad is best prepared with goat or sheep milk feta, a brined curd cheese.
Watermelon and Feta Salad will delight anyone in your guest list.
Preparation Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Serving Size: 08
Utensils: Cutting board, knife, fruit colander, serving bowl, whisk, mixing bowl
- 6 cups cubed and seedless watermelon - chilled
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 limes - juiced
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves
- 1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese
Take a fresh medium watermelon and gently cut the rind with a large sharp knife.
Once you remove the skin, cut the watermelon’s fruit into about 1 inch slices each, equal to at least 6 cups. Place the watermelon slices in a fruit colander in order to drain the water released during cutting.
Now, make the dressing for the salad. Take a small mixing bowl and pour ½ cup extra virgin olive oil into it. Squeeze in the juice of two fresh limes and top it with 1 ½ teaspoon of salt and ¾ teaspoon of black pepper. Whisk together the ingredients until the mix into one another and the salt dissolves completely. Set it aside for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, take a large bowl and place the watermelon slices in it. Drizzle the olive oil dressing all over the slices and sprinkle 1 cup of freshly chopped mint leaves at the top. Now, toss smoothly to coat all the ingredients properly.