More cheese – watermelon and feta salad

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This combination of juicy watermelon and salty feta is a modern classic but one I’ve never got round to trying until now.  I know people doubt fruit with savoury things but don’t be scarred by memories of cheese and pineapple on a stick, this really is so refreshing and well worth a try.  The preparation is just a construction job and it made the perfect fresh Saturday lunch with some crusty bread.

For this amount I used half a block of feta and half of a large wedge of watermelon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chop the watermelon into fairly large chunks and crumble over the feta. Sprinkle over a few, finely chopped, sprigs of mint leaves (This is fresh from the garden. Mint grows in our pots without us even trying), drizzle over some olive oil, the barest sprinkle of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This, for me, is a brilliant balance of salty and sweet and the fragrance of the mint really rounds the whole thing off. When the weather’s warm (and it was, for at least a day) this is a really refreshing yet satisfying salad which is only slightly unusual.

Advertisements

Any thoughts? Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s