Watermelon and Feta Salad

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Mrs. Nice made this delightful dish for us when we were over for lunch last week and it really hit the spot during that blasted heat wave. She learned it from a man at the grocery store who had been setting out samples and she was immediately hooked.  After tasting it, so was I, and so I made it for a further lunch (on my family’s side) the following weekend.

A note in advance: keep all your ingredients chilled and separate until just before serving or everything will go mushy.

Start with a decently-sized seedless watermelon (or mostly seedless, as was the case here).

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Crack that puppy open by cutting off the ends and paring off the rest of the rind.

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Cut it into slices and then chop those up into cubes and chuck them in a large bowl.

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Chop up as well a large red onion.  That can be pitched into the bowl as well.  You might want to start tossing the ingredients together with your hands so you don’t destroy the watermelon.

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Grab yourself a bunch of fresh mint.

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Pull off the leaves and chop those up finely as well.

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Sprinkle those over your watermelon.

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Finally, haul over a good-sized hunk of firm feta cheese and cut that up as finely or as coarsely as you like.

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Dump that in the salad as well and toss to mix it all up.

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Juice a lime and pour the juice into a bowl.

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Add in about 1 tablespoon (a glop) olive oil and whisk to emulsify.

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Drizzle that over your salad and eat it all up!
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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

16 thoughts on “Watermelon and Feta Salad”

    1. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of raw onion, especially red onion, but in this I think it’s a necessary addition. It gives a good bite to counteract the sweetness of the watermelon and the tartness of the dressing and feta. Definitely worth doing, even if you only add a little bit!

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      1. I really wanted to try your watermelon and feta but for the first time ever, the supermarket didn’t have watermelon (in Singapore) so I substituted kiwi fruit instead! Did the job but I’d like to try the watermelon still.

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