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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

June 24, 2012


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.


… 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.



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.  

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