Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

 

Forget those sports drinks!

Keep yourself hydrated this summer with this wonderfully refreshing salad containing protein for energy, and its naturally high fluid levels, vitamins, and electrolytes.

IMG_7930 rubik's cube

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes, well chilled
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • ½ Spanish red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 Lebanese cucumber, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar (or normal balsamic vinegar)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Method:

  1. Mix the chopped mint, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper together then simply pour over remaining ingredients and serve.

Tips and variations:

  • For a bit of spice you could add a pinch of chilli powder or, a few drops of tobacco sauce.
  • You might also like to add two large handfuls of watercress or baby spinach or rocket etc. to the salad immediately before serving.
  • Add to, or replace the mint with coriander or basil.
  • For some fun plating presentation, try cutting the watermelon, feta, cucumber, and onion into the same size cubes, and make a rubik’s cube out of them, add a sprig of mint on the top, and serving the olives beside it with a little of the dressing in individual bowls.

 

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