Watermelon and Feta Salad
Refreshing, light and delicious. This super easy watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe is sure to be a big hit.
Watermelon Feta Cheese Salad
- 1 small seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 or 4 chopped and crushed mint leaves
- Black pepper to taste
- a dash of your favorite hot sauce
- Pumpkin seeds or toasted pine nuts optional for topping
Remove watermelon from rind and dice into bite-size pieces.
Set aside in a serving bowl.
Toss with feta cheese.
Combine lemon juice, olive oil, mint leaves, black pepper and a dash of your favorite hot sauce in a small bowl whisk together.
Pour on watermelon and feta.
Let sit refrigerated for about an hour.
Just before serving top with pumpkin seeds or pine nuts.
I love this simple salad. it always surprises guests, since most people don't think of combining cheese and watermelon.
Growing up in the south we salted our plain watermelon, so adding a slightly salty feta, seems perfect.
Variation: Add heirloom tomatoes, substitute feta for a sharp Italian cheese and basil instead of mint. Vey yummy.
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