Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Screen shot 2012-06-24 at 6.37.19 PM

IMG_9114

Let’s get out there!

There’s a whole lotta living to be done out in this gorgeous world.

When there’s lots of living to be done outdoors… that typically means that kitchen time is at a minimum.  Sunshine, sandals and cocktails is the zone.  Next to the stove… not ideal unless your stove is outdoors next to the sandal and cocktail people.

Incidentally… you might want to perfect your summer cough now.  I’m not suggesting that you call in sick on a Friday and make your very own three day weekend.  That would be totally irresponsible.  But, well… those summer coughs can get nasty and I’m pretty sure the only cure is picnicking and wave rushing.

IMG_9054

… I’m just sayin’.

watermelon salad

Let’s make it easy.

Fresh, chilled watermelon is sliced and diced.  A big chunk of fresh feta cheese is crumbled.  Fresh mint is chopped.  And sesame seeds are sprinkled.

watermelon salad

Have you ever combined watermelon and feta cheese?  It’s totally the thing to do.  Sweet and juicy watermelon is wonderfully complimented by salty feta cheese.  Mint is an awesome herbal element, and sesame seeds are the addition of my artist friend, Fay.  This salad makes my mouth thirsty and quenches my thirst all at the same time.  Totally weird and true.

It’s fuel.

IMG_9048

Let’s!!

Watermelon Feta & Mint Salad

serves many or few

Print this Recipe!

Dice as much watermelon as you’re in the mood to eat or share.  Sprinkle the watermelon generously with sheep’s milk feta cheese.  Coarsely chop fresh mint leaves and sprinkle on top.  I also love a good sprinkling of black sesame seeds.  For a super sweet watermelon treat, add a drizzle of honey.

Enjoy at the beach, in the sun, preferably wearing sunscreen.  

90 thoughts on “Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

  1. I love this salad! It’s also so pretty to serve! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

  2. I have never tried the watermelon + feta combination: it sounds really really great.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on some juicy watermelon tonight to try this awesome recipe!

  3. summer seems to have bypassed the British Isles this year :( but that looks delicious and refreshing and I love the colours!

  4. You must try this salad topped with balsamic vinegar. Its unbelievable, the tastes of the watermelon and vinegar combine to form something that is completely unlike the sum of their parts. Its amazing, and a summer favorite at this house.

Leave a Reply