We all love a good ripe and juicy watermelon, right.
But have you ever thought of adding watermelon to a lunch salad or a savory dish? You probably have seen those watermelon ‘pizzas’ before on internet. A round slice of watermelon, grilled on the bbq. And then topped with soft cheese like feta, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.
Does that ring a bell somewhere?
I have to admit that I’m not a fan of fruits and such in savory dishes.
Pineapple on pizza, strawberries in a salad or on a cheeseboard, peaches and tuna salad. Meh. Not my cup of tea.
However I do like fruits in savory dishes when you keep it plain and simple.
Like in this watermelon and feta cheese salad. I love the flavor clash between the sweet watermelon and the salty feta cheese. The fresh cilantro also gives this salad an extra peppery kick as well.
Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe
Here’s the good news: this is such an easy summer salad to make.
All you need is about 5 minutes. Max.
Just dice the watermelon up, add the feta cheese an olive oil.
Then let it chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. The cold watermelon and feta cheese will be even more explosive! A generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper is all this salad needs. No salt however: the feta cheese is salty enough already for the subtle watermelon.
Do you love melon recipes?
Then also check out another melon recipe: chilled melon soup with crunchy ham bits.
- 1 lb fresh watermelon (450 g)
- 2 oz feta cheese (55 g)
- a handful fresh cilantro
- 1 tbsp good quality olive oil
Dice the fresh watermelon up into bite-size bits. Then add them all to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with a tablespoon of the good quality olive oil.
Then stir the diced watermelon well. Crumble the feta cheese into smaller bits and add it to the bowl also.
Stir the salad again. Chop the fresh cilantro up roughly and add it also. Then season the ingredients with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.
Stir the watermelon salad again. Place the salad in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes. Then scoop the watermelon salad into deep plates. Sprinkle with extra olive oil if you like and serve cold.