If you never tasted this watermelon feta salad before, you should give it a try! The combination of juicy sweet watermelon with salty creamy feta cheese is so good.
Lime juice and melissa leaves will give a fresh citrus aftertaste in your mouth. Perfect summer salad.
Ingredients for the watermelon feta salad
The traditional recipe calls for adding salty olives, cucumber and red onion. However, to my mind these 3 ingredients that we used are enough to experience the taste of summer in this watermelon and feta salad.
No seasoning needed! There is salt in feta, and you can add some pepper, if you like. I used melissa leaves, but you can use fresh mint or basil too.
Let us know in the comment section, if you tried this salad with additional ingredients and how you liked it!
By the way, you can drizzle the watermelon feta salad with a little bit of honey, mint syrup and lime peel on top. However our watermelon was not overly sweet and very juicy. To my mind, the juice of watermelon and lime is enough to dress this summer salad!
Watermelon and feta combination
As I already mentioned, you need to try it to decide if you like it or not. We think that this watermelon feta salad is divine. Some people don’t like feta, but it is a must ingredient in this salad. Seriously, after tasting watermelon with feta, we just can’t eat this berry (yes, watermelon is a big berry) without it! It’s a magical combination!
5 tips how to pick a good watermelon
- First, watermelon should be symmetrical and free from any damages and scrapes.
- Secondly, it should have a yellow spot – the place where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
- Thirdly, did you notice the brown webbing around the watermelon? The more webbing, the sweeter watermelon.
- Next, choose the watermelon with dried tail – this one will be ripe.
- Finally, tap the watermelon – the ripe one will have hollow sound.
Combination of juicy sweet watermelon with salty creamy feta cheese is so good. Lime juice and melissa leaves will give a fresh citrus aftertaste in your mouth. Perfect summer salad.
- 2 big slices watermelon
- 1 thick slice feta cheese
- 8 lemon balm leaves
- 1/4 lime
Slice watermelon in thin triangles, put them on the plate.
Slice feta cheese to small cubes and drizzle on top of the watermelon.
Drizzle with lime juice.
Decorate with melissa (lemon balm) leaves.