Watermelon Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese and Mint
This watermelon salad recipe is the perfect dish: each bite of cold juicy watermelon paired with salty feta and cooling mint is all I need for dinner at the end of a sweltering summer day.
How to Choose a Watermelon
Watermelons come in many sizes, shapes, and colors (such as the yellow one in the photo). To help you choose a sweet juicy watermelon, here are a few tips:
–>Pick it up! A watermelon should feel heavy for its size;
–>Look for a yellow spot on the watermelon, this is where it was sitting on the ground while on the vine;
–>Give it a gentle knock, it should make a deep hollow sound, meaning it’s juicy and at its full peak ripeness!
Refreshing, salty, and sweet all together in one delicious summertime salad!
- 1/2 small watermelon, chilled
- 5 ounces feta cheese
- 15 mint leaves
- sprinkle Aleppo chili pepper or red pepper flakes
- drizzle extra virgin olive oil (a fruity one if you have it)
- 1 lime (optional)
Cut watermelon and feta cheese into equal sized cubes and arrange on a serving platter. Place mint leaves around. Sprinkle with chili pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and give a squeeze of lime if desired. Serve immediately.