Boy oh boy, we need to make a post. I have been swamped at work, and we are currently doing some work on the site (a slight redesign is in the works). It is funny how guilty you start to feel as the days add up between posts.
So, I have decided to quickly put something together to ease my guilt…a Watermelon and Feta Salad recipe.
This salad is like this post…quick and fresh. Some of you may be able to throw it together without even hitting the market; these six ingredients may be sitting in your fridge now.
The combination of salty, tangy feta and the sweet, cold watermelon work extremely well together. It is really an amazing combination of flavors. And to make it even better, the cucumber adds texture; the tomato adds nice flavor; the red onion brings a bit of zing to the party. Top it with fresh parsley and fresh ground black pepper – and you have a perfect summer side dish for any picnic or cookout.
My tips for this Watermelon and Feta Salad: Cube the watermelon, cucumber and tomato so that they are all about the same size. It makes the overall look of the salad more appealing. Serve it immedietely. This is not the best salad to have sitting around before you plate it. Toss and serve; this is key.
Watermelon and Feta Salad
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup cucumber, seeded and and cubed
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Red pepper flake (optional)
1.) In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, feta and red onion.
2.) Top with fresh ground black pepper and fresh parsley and toss gently.
3.) For some heat – add a few red pepper flakes.