Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint Recipe

Anyone close to me knows that I’m all about globetrotting. If you were to offer me a ticket to anywhere in the world, I would take it and go experience another culture in a heartbeat. Bottom line, I love to travel and it’s because outside of these walls that I live is an amazing universe filled with fun, adventure and amazing foods.

Today is International Picnic Day, an informal holiday but one not to miss. In light of the fact that it’s mid-week, there is nothing stopping you today from celebrating this holiday with friends and family by heading outside with food and some fun. Nothing breaks up a week like activities and a tasty meal enjoyed outside. The origin of picnics date back to Victorian times and included elaborate feasts, however, you can create a less complicated picnic with some tasty sandwiches, baked chips and fruit salads. Some of my favorite international picnic flavors include Tuscan Herb Pasta Salad, Sesame Ginger Bok Choy Salad and Cotija Cilantro Guacamole. While thinking about what type of international picnic dish I could create for dessert, I thought about a watermelon and feta salad. Feta and watermelon is something that I have been seeing more and more of and just have not tried.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint Ingredients Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint Ingredients

 

Feta and watermelon seemed like an odd combination but this Greek favorite is perfect for the summer. The saltiness of feta cheese is balanced by the sweetness of the watermelon and finished off with a sprig of mint.  This salad is the ultimate expression of summer. I encourage you to make the salad right before serving to keep the watermelon crisp and the cheese nice and creamy. I would encourage you to call up some friends or family today to invite them to gather for a picnic tonight. Step outside of your traditional picnic box and try some new dishes with an international flair. You will find yourself on an entirely new journey of the taste buds, just as I did with this delicious fruit salad.

Watermelon Salad Ready to Serve with Limes Watermelon Salad Ready to Serve with Limes

 

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Serves 8 | Finish in 10 minutes
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A Greek favorite, the combination of feta and watermelon make the perfect summer dessert or side dish.

Ingredients

1 medium seedless watermelon cut into 1” cubes
1 red onion sliced
½ cup Litehouse® Feta Cheese Crumbles
½ cup coarsely chopped mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

Directions

Combine the watermelon, onion and mint in a large bowl. Toss the ingredients with the lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving, top the salad with Litehouse® Feta Cheese Crumbles and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.


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