watermelon salad

Minted Watermelon Salad Recipe

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Tomatoes:

Huh? Does this salad combo sound wacky enough for you? I admit this watermelon salad is quite a stretch from the way watermelon is usually enjoyed: only one small good problem— watermelon salad is fabulous, so go for it! You must have noticed as I did that seeded watermelon is much tastier than the “convenient” and bland seedless hybrid. I recommend using the familiar watermelon; just spit out the seeds discreetly, OK?

Just one more wonderful thing while you are making watermelon salad: did you know you could juice watermelon, rind and all?

Watermelon juice: Who knew?

Delicious, and a nutritional powerhouse!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups watermelon, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh mint, packed, sliced very thin
  • 6 scallions sliced thin

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste (you might need no salt at all)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

Place all salad ingredients in a platter.

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a little bowl and pour over the salad. Mix very gently so as not to extract moisture.

Makes 8 servings

Yield: Makes 8 servings.

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