Wednesday, July 14

Cucumber, Watermelon & Feta Salad... This is summer on a plate!

I saw this recipe in an LCBO magazine and at first I was hesitant... watermelon and feta?? 
Luckily, I was also really curious. 
I'm so glad I decided to try it out because it was positively delicious! This is one refreshing salad! It's sort of like a Greek salad with a funky, modern twist. You should definitely try it. It's a great way to use up a left over watermelon wedge too.

Read on for the recipe....

Chunky Cucumber, Watermelon and Feta Salad

1⁄2 English cucumber
1 seedless watermelon wedge,
4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm) wide
1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
1⁄4 cup (50 mL) shredded mint leaves
1⁄3 cup (75 mL) crumbled feta cheese

1. Slice cucumber into chunks, about 1 inch in size. Cut watermelon into the same size chunks as cucumber. Place both in a large bowl and toss.

2. Whisk vinegar with garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over watermelon mixture and stir. Add mint and gently toss. Place onto a platter and crumble feta on top. Serve at room temperature.


Sara said...

Looks DELICIOUS! I love, absolutely LOVE feta cheese... yummm!

Wusel's... said...

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Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

BBQ in SoCal this weekend ~ this will be on the table! YUM!

Wusel's... said...

Than you very much!
Your comment makes my day after this horrible sleepless night!
I'm planning to make this salad today but I'm allergic to cucumbers...what can I use instead?

Lady Grey said...

Joe: good question.... let me think...instead of cucumbers...... perhaps avocado? Or maybe just some arugula?
Anyone else have a suggestion?

a whole lotta love said...

how strange. i definitely wouldn't have thought of that one. i'll have to try it. we eat greek salads almost as it were a holy obligation. thanks for the idea!

Bekah Mae said...

I've never tried that with watermelon! Now you've got me curious!

hobovogue . said...

omgosh i just had a watermelon shrimp salad, definitely feta in it too... AMAZING :)

<33 [v] hobovogue

Kristin W said...

Yum! I've always wanted to do a watermelon salad :) This one looks perfect with the feta (who doesn't love chese?!) and the cucumbers. The garlic throws me off a bit...I'm willing to try this though :)

Anonymous said...

I have had this salad and it was absolutely amazing!!