‘ Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple dish ‘
Watermelon and feta isn’t a combination I ever thought I’d fall in love with. In fact, it’s not a pairing you often hear all together. Which is odd, because in reality it’s just fruit and cheese which is certainly one of the greatest combinations of all time. Cheddar & pineapple, blue cheese & pear and now, watermelon & feta. I’m telling you people, we’re onto something special here.
My inspiration for this dish came about when I was brunching some time a go at my favourite restaurant Belleville, and ordered the Chargrilled Watermelon Salad. Although I’ve ended up with something fairly different here, it opened my eyes to possibilities when working with Watermelon.
It just absorbed so many flavours and gave a beautiful sweet contrast to it’s savoury counterparts. Boy oh boy, I fell in love. That and it gave me another excuse to use the melon baller which brings me so much joy.
The sweetness from the watermelon in this dish compliments the salty and tangy flavours from the feta so beautifully. This, with a punch of citrus from the lime and the silky textures of the oil brings something quite heavenly to the table. Add a fresh blast of mint and your tastebuds will melt. Well, hopefully not but you get the gist.
I’m truly excited to share this recipe with you guys, such a simple yet elegant finish – it really is my fool-proof and go-to dish to quickly whip up for some friends. Anyway folks, enjoy and do let me know how you get on!
' Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple dish '
- 1/4 slice of a whole Watermelon
- 75 g (1/2 cup) Danish Feta
- 1 tbsp fresh Mint finely diced (plus a mint bow for garnish)
- 2 tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Melon Baller
- 1 Colander
Scoop out balls of the Watermelon and place them to one side, in a colander, to strain some excess juice.
Meanwhile, dice your Mint and crumble your Feta. In a separate bowl, combine your Lime Juice, Olive Oil and Salt & Pepper and give it a gentle whisk.
In a suitably sized bowl, carefully combine your Watermelon, Feta and Mint and drizzle over your Lime/Oil dressing.
If you're not a fan of Mint, similar recipes have been known to use Basil.
If this salad got your tastebuds tingling, be sure to check out 8 Unique Recipes That Prove Salads Make The World Go Round!
Cheers guys, this has been ‘ Watermelon and Feta Salad ’ Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂