ensalada de sandía con queso feta

Watermelon and feta salad: The Perfect Combination

When we think of salads, we usually think of lettuce, tomatoes and the odd typical vegetable. But what if we told you that you could turn a juicy watermelon into the star dish on your table? Get ready for an explosion of flavours with our watermelon and feta salad! It’s fresh, it’s fashionable, and yes, it’s your favourite for this hot summer.

Ingredients for the watermelon and feta salad

Before we dive into the ‘how to’, let’s make sure you have everything you need. Here’s the shopping list:

  • Watermelon: about 500 grams of seedless watermelon, cut into cubes. This juiciness will be the basis of our salad.
  • Feta cheese: Approximately 200 grams, crumbled. Its salty taste and creamy texture will contrast perfectly with the sweetness of the watermelon.
  • Red onion: A small, finely chopped onion for a spicy and crunchy touch.
  • Fresh mint: A few leaves, because nothing says ‘fresh’ like mint.
  • Olive oil: A good splash to emulsify and unite all the flavours.
  • Balsamic vinegar: A few tablespoons, to add a touch of acidity.
  • Salt and black pepper: To taste, to bring out all the flavours.

How to make this recipe

  1. Prepare the watermelon: Start by cutting the watermelon into medium-sized cubes. Make sure they are free of seeds, unless you want extra crunch (and not the good kind!).
  2. Add the feta: In a large bowl, combine the watermelon cubes with the crumbled feta cheese. The mix of colours and textures already looks appetising.
  3. Add the onion: Add the chopped red onion. This ingredient is the little secret that will give a special touch to our salad. If you are not a fan of spiciness, you can soften it by leaving it in cold water for a few minutes before using it.
  4. Dressing: In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the watermelon and feta. Stir gently to coat all ingredients well.
  5. Add the mint: Just before serving, add the fresh mint leaves. You can tear them with your hands to release their aroma and flavour.
  6. Final touches: Give it a final mix and adjust the seasoning if necessary – and voilà! Your watermelon and feta salad is ready to impress.

Making this salad may be so easy that it almost feels like cheating in the kitchen.

It’s the perfect dish for those hot days when the thought of turning on the oven makes you sweat. Plus, it’s so elegant that your guests might think you’ve stolen the menu from a gourmet restaurant, but you know that with a touch of watermelon in your dishes, everything changes and adds flavour.

Enjoy this summer treat and be prepared to repeat it as many times as you and your guests wish!