Refreshing watermelon feta salad with mint and black olives

By July 17, 2018RECIPES, TO EAT
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Summer time is barbecue time! That’s why I would like to share one of my favourite salads as a refreshing and healthy accompaniment. Mixing watermelon with feta, mint and black olives might look like a weird combination, but it tastes amazing. In fact, it is so addictively delicious that we can’t have a barbecue without this summer salad on the side.

If you are having a big barbecue cookout, this crowd-pleaser will quickly give you a large quantity. If you are only with a few people, you can simply prepare this salad by using a part of the watermelon and serve the leftover as a snack. I hope you will enjoy this salad as much as we do. The original recipe is Nigella’s; it might have changed here and there as I am making the salad for years.

WATERMELON FETA SALAD WITH MINT AND OLIVES

Serves: about 8 to 10 persons
Preparation time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red onion
  • 2 limes or lemons
  • 1,5 kilo watermelon
  • 250 gr feta
  • small bunch of mint
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra vierge
  • 100 gr black olives
  • pepper and salt to taste

METHOD

Halve the onion and slice it into thin slices. Squeeze the juice out of the limes and pour the juice over the sliced onion. Leave it while you prepare the salad, so the onion and juice will become beautifully pink.

De-seed the watermelon as much as you can and cut it into triangles of about 4 cm. Cut the feta cheese into cubes and chop the mint.

Put the watermelon, feta and mint in a large bowl. Add the onion with the juice and the black olives and toss the salad. This way you won’t squash the watermelon. Add salt, pepper and olive oil to taste and serve immediately. Happy grilling!

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