Watermelon and Feta Salad
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!
Cost: £3 / $3.50
Square Plates (optional)
- 7oz / 200g block of Feta
- 1 Watermelon
- 2 large fresh Mint Leaves, finely diced
- squeeze of Lime Juice
- drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Place feta over the watermelon and slice guidelines to how thick the feta is. Slice a disk with that same width (see video for guidance).
Place the feta on top of the watermelon disk and carefully slice a 3x3 grid.
Arrange in a checkered pattern on a plate.
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and lime juice, sprinkle over your mint and finish with a pinch of salt and pepper (all to taste).
a) Optional Extras - For an extra crunch some crushed pistachios work fab with this recipe. I've also tried this with very finely sliced red onion and diced cucumber, both of which taste great.
b) Subs - If you want to sub the mint I'd go for fresh basil (I have tried this before, works nicely but does offer a significantly different taste to the mint). You can also the lime juice for lemon juice.
c) Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Firstly just make sure it's extra virgin, not regular. Secondly I recommend going for a good quality brand. The flavour combo of watermelon and feta is so scrummy, don't skimp out on the oil and spoil it.
d) Feta - Use a nice firm Greek Feta so it doesn't go mushy as you try and cube/slice it.
e) Non-cubed - You can of course use the recipe without cubing the feta and watermelon. I recommend still chopping the watermelon to small chunks and just crumbling in the feta.
f) Leftover Watermelon - Here's a few more watermelon salad ideas you can make with your leftover watermelon: Grilled Watermelon Salad, Watermelon and Mozzarella Salad, Watermelon Basket.
g) Calories - Based on using 2 tsp lime juice and 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.
Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.22g | Protein: 14.59g | Fat: 25.74g | Saturated Fat: 15.468g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.099g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.9g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 8.86g | Vitamin A: 854IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 0.86mg