Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple way to serve a watermelon salad. – Hungry now? Jump to Recipe
I know right, got to be one of the most peculiar salads you’ve seen in a long time? But let me tell you. It works. This watermelon salad ain’t just a pretty face. Oh no. It taste freaking divine. Follow me..
When I first saw watermelon salads being chucked around the internet, it kinda freaked me out at first. Like, can’t watermelon just be watermelon?
Well, turns out the answer is no. If you’re not eating your watermelon with feta then it’s just really not worth eating. Okay I take that back, but you get the gist.
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.
And when it comes to serving a watermelon and feta salad, it’s gotta be cubed.
Watermelon cubes are so simple to make and look so awesome when placed in a checkered pattern with feta. Here’s the easiest way to get everything uniformed..
How to cube a Watermelon and Feta Salad
- Slice a watermelon ‘disk’ making sure it is the same width as your block of feta.
- Place your feta on top of the disk of watermelon and slice around it, then through in a 3×3 grid pattern.
- Arrange in a checkered pattern. Preferably on a square plate if you’ve got one!
Watermelon and feta salad dressing
When it comes to the dressing, I like to keep it as simple as possible, just to really keep the watermelon and feta the stars of the show. In such case a find just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lime juice does the trick.
A sprinkle of mint also adds a gorgeous fresh blast to this salad.
So for a beautiful watermelon feta salad with mint recipe, and in turn a delicious and easy brunch idea, look no further. Just 15mins to bless your tastebuds!
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How to make Watermelon and Feta Salad (Full Recipe and Video)
Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple way to serve a watermelon salad.
- 7 oz (200g) block of Feta
- 1 'disk' of Watermelon (sliced to the same width as the feta)
- 2 fresh Mint Leaves, finely diced
- squeeze of Lime Juice
- drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Place the feta on top of the watermelon and slice a 3x3 grid.
Arrange in a checkered pattern.
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and lime juice, sprinkle over your mint and finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Watch how to make it!
a) Toppings - My advice is not to over do it with the mint, olive oil, salt and pepper. The watermelon and feta combo is the star of the show, the additions are there to enhance that unique combo, not overshadow it.
b) Calories - based on 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
For another delicious brunch idea celebrating sweet and salty, check out my Loaded Sweet Potatoes!