Refreshing Watermelon Salad Recipe with Feta and Mint
- 4 cups chilled cubed watermelon
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup torn or chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup halved black olives
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Prepare the Watermelon:
- Cube the chilled watermelon into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large salad bowl.
Add Feta and Mint:
- Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the watermelon in the bowl.
- Scatter torn or chopped fresh mint leaves over the salad.
Incorporate Onion and Olives:
- Add thinly sliced red onion and halved black olives to the mix.
Make the Dressing:
- Whisk together extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl for the dressing.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad, adjusting the amount according to taste.
Season and Toss:
- Season with salt and black pepper.
- Gently toss the ingredients to combine and coat with the dressing.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Your watermelon salad is ready to serve. You can enjoy it immediately or chill it for 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator for enhanced flavors.
- Enhance the salad with cucumber slices, chopped pistachios, or a drizzle of honey for extra taste and texture.
This watermelon salad is a delightful fusion of sweet and savory flavors, enriched by the freshness of mint. It's an ideal choice for picnics, barbecues, or a light, invigorating side dish. Embrace the blend of textures and tastes while indulging in this wonderful salad!
Photo by: Jessica Hylton