Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad with Feta
As summer unfolds, so does the season’s bounty of fresh, juicy fruits and crisp, refreshing vegetables. Among them, watermelon stands as a symbol of summer’s sweet offerings. Our Watermelon Salad is a tribute to this season of freshness, bringing together the juicy sweetness of watermelon with a savory blend of ingredients that will dance on your palate. I’m thrilled to share this recipe, which is like a summer soiree in a bowl, ready to delight your senses.
A Sweet Slice of Summer
This Watermelon Salad has become a delightful tradition in my summer menu, offering a refreshing respite from the warm days. It’s a delightful blend of sweet watermelon, tangy feta, fresh mint, and a hint of citrus, creating a flavor profile that’s as exciting as a summer afternoon.
A Refreshing, No-Fuss Fix
The beauty of this watermelon salad lies in its simplicity and the burst of flavors it offers. Here’s what you’ll need to assemble this refreshing delight:
- Watermelon: The star ingredient, offering a sweet and hydrating base.
- Feta Cheese: Adding a tangy contrast to the sweet watermelon.
- Fresh Mint: Providing a refreshing, herby note.
- Citrus Zest: A hint of lemon or lime zest to elevate the flavors.
- Extras: Consider adding olives or cucumber for an extra savory touch.
Tips to Perfect Your Watermelon Salad
- Choose a ripe, sweet watermelon to ensure the salad’s flavors shine.
- Fresh mint leaves are key to achieving the refreshing flavor profile.
- Get creative by adding other fresh fruits like berries or peach slices.
Recipe for Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- Zest of 1 lemon or lime
- Optional: 1/4 cup olives, halved, or 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- Prepare Ingredients:
- Wash and cube the watermelon, crumble the feta cheese, and finely chop the mint leaves.
- Assemble Salad:
- In a large bowl, gently toss together the watermelon cubes, feta cheese, and fresh mint.
- Add Citrus and Extras:
- Sprinkle the citrus zest over the salad, and add olives or cucumber if using.
- Gently toss once more to combine all the flavors.
Dive into a bowl of this Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad and let the fusion of summer flavors refresh your senses. It’s not just a salad; it’s an ode to the beautiful, refreshing offerings of summer. So go ahead, take a sweet bite of summer, and let the refreshing journey begin!