Watermelon, Mint, And Feta Salad (Recipe)

By Alley Benton
Updated July 12, 2016
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Watermelon, Mint, And Feta Salad (Recipe)Mint, watermelon and feta are three delicious foods with their own distinct and mouth-watering flavors. During the summer, there are few things more refreshing or enjoyable than mixing those amazing ingredients for a salad that will kick-start your taste buds and allow you to get the most out of the sun. The saltiness of feta cheese is an ideal complement to the cool sweetness of a juicy watermelon, and once you've been introduced to the combo, you're sure to be hooked. It's incredibly simple to create a salad with fresh watermelon, crumbly feta cheese, home-made lime dressing and fresh mint.

Of course, the dressing you choose for your watermelon, mint and feta salad recipe is ultimately up to you, but the salty citrus taste of lime is ideal for bringing out the flavor of the watermelon, whereas the refreshing mint boosts the meal, and the feta adds that ideal touch of creaminess. Even individuals who don't have much of a sweet tooth for fruity salads can appreciate this one, as it comes with a flavor that is one hundred percent unique.

Total Time: 20 min

Serving Size: 8 people

Note: this salad is best made just prior to serving. I suggest preparing one hour or less before you serve.

Ingredients:

  • 1 7-8 lb. seedless watermelon, chilled
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cut rind from the watermelon, then chop the fruit into 1 inch chunks. Place chunks in a colander to drain as your chop.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, fresh lime juice, salt, and black pepper to create a dressing.
  3. Place watermelon in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing and chopped mint over the watermelon and toss gently to coat.
  4. Pour the crumbled feta into the salad bowl and stir gently to integrate the cheese into the salad.
  5. Serve with slotted spoon to avoid having liquid transfer onto the place.
Remember, the citrus and salt in the dressing will activate the watermelon juices, so you might find that a lot of liquid collects at the bottom of the bowl.




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