Monday, 6 June 2011

Super summery salad with watermelon and feta

Tastes like SUNSHINE

This salad is amazing.
It is quite possibly the most summery summer salad that ever existed.
When I asked the Bear what he thought of the salad...he replied that the salad was ‘boom-ting.’
This salad makes me very happy indeed.
That is all.
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Serves 4
For the salad:
1/2 watermelon
200g feta cheese
½ red onion
A couple of handfuls of black olives
½ cucumber
1 bag mixed salad leaves*
A handful of pumpkin seeds
3 or 4 sprigs of fresh mint

For the dressing:
Extra virgin olive oil
White wine vinegar
Black pepper

Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan and leave to cool. Deseed your watermelon and chop into bite-sized chunks. Finely slice the red onion. Peel and deseed the cucumber, before slicing into thin semi-crescents. Tear the mint leaves. Crumble the feta cheese. Combine everything together with the mixed leaves and the black olives. Mix up the olive oil, vinegar and black pepper to make a dressing, pour over, and toss to make sure everything is coated. Munch.

*Yes, that’s right, a bag of mixed salad leaves from the supermarket. No, I didn’t grow my own leaves – I don’t have the space in my flat. No, I didn’t buy them at the farmer’s market – I don’t fancy paying £100,000,000 for a bit of lettuce. It’s a salad for Pete’s sake, not a bloody lifestyle choice! I bought a bag of bog-standard mixed leaves from tesco and I am unrepentant, so there!**

**This may, quite possibly, be a slight overreaction. Soz.


  1. You're completely right- summer in a bowl. There's something about the squish of watermelon and the salt from the feta that just makes me want to take my shoes off and reach for the pink wine (nb, just discovered your blog and have spent the loveliest time trawling through the archives with a cup of tea- thank you!)

  2. Hi Tori - all we need is a bit of sunshine now, eh? Here is London it is currently pouring with rain. Maybe I'll hole up somewhere with some rosé and a very bright lamp and pretend the sun is shining :)

    Thanks for reading!

    Holly x