Watermelon Salad

Quick and Healthy Barbecue Recipe 1

Refreshing Watermelon Salad, with Feta Cheese and Olives

I first went searching for  a similar recipes when one of our runners brought watermelon, feta and black olive canapes along to a post running session Christmas celebration. This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson.

It’s super simple, and everyone loves it. Having said that, I do have a few exceptions in my family -my mother is not a watermelon fan, my husband can take it or leave it, and my sons think olives are “disgusting”, but other than that, everyone loves it!!

The Easy Version

Serve chunks of watermelon with black olives on a plate, sprinkled with feta and mint, with a splash of lime juice.

The Full Version

  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 limes
  • 1.5 kilograms watermelon (sweet and ripe)
  • 250 grams feta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 grams pitted black olives
  • black pepper

Cut the red onion into very fine slivers, put in a bowl with the lime juice. The juice of a couple of limes should do.

Cut the watermelon into triangular chunks, about 4cm each side. Cut the feta into 4cm triangles. Put them both into a wide, shallow bowl.

Add chopped mint and torn parsley.

Tip the onions and the juice over the salad bowl, add oil and olives.

Toss using your hands gently so that the feta and watermelon keep their shape.

Add cracked pepper, and more lime juice if you like.

Quick, easy, yummy, and VERY SUMMERY!



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