Watermelon is a plant from the family cucurbits with a sweet and juicy pulp. It has a round shape, large size, green skin and red pulp. The summer time is the best time to eat watermelon, as this fruit is mostly build of water, which makes it extremely juicy. Watermelon is most often served raw, cut into pieces, but it is also used in salads and juices. It can also be fried and cooked, for example – it works well as a main ingredient of jams, where apart from the pulp, the green part located under the peel is also used.
This recipe for watermelon and feta salad is my suggestion for using sweet watermelon pulp. Personally, I really like the combination of sweet fruits with the quite salty taste of feta cheese, which is why I really liked this salad. I combined watermelon balls with crushed feta cheese, black olives and red onion. I seasoned the salad with a light olive oil and lemon dressing and sprinkled with fresh mint leaves on top. This watermelon salad is a vegetarian dish that works well both as a side dish and as a snack. It is great served for lunch or as a light dinner. I hope that the following recipe for watermelon and feta salad will appeal to your taste.
Ingredients for watermelon and feta salad.
- 300 g watermelon
- 10 black olives
- 200 g feta cheese
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 small red onion
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of colourful pepper
How to make watermelon and feta salad.
Put the diced or balled watermelon pulp in a bowl, add the crushed feta cheese, finely chopped red onion and olives. Combine the olive oil with lemon juice, salt and pepper in a cup. Pour the dressing over the ingredients in the bowl and mix gently. Sprinkle the watermelon salad with finely chopped mint leaves.
Good to know when making watermelon and feta salad.
Before slicing, remove the hard rind from watermelon but it i not necessary to remove the seeds. I do not remove the seeds but this is my individual preference. Dice the watermelon pulp or use a special metal spoon to cut out small balls out of it.
The chopped mint leaves can also be added directly to the dressing.
Do you like salads with olives? If so, try our recipe for Lettuce and orange salad.