Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon feta salad with lime – simple as can be, and perfect for Summer.

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Sweet, juicy watermelon and salty sheep’s milk feta – a match made in heaven. And just the sort of salty-sweet, fruit and cheese combo I’ve been going crazy over lately.

Zesty strawberry and goat cheese salads. Uncomplicated plates of melon and buffalo mozzarella, draped with prosciutto and drizzled with syrupy balsamic. And this classic watermelon feta salad, which makes for the simplest of Summer dishes. It’s a lovely, refreshing accompaniment to so many seasonal meals, and makes good friends with a glass or two of rosé…

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

As with all recipes short on ingredients – a whopping three here – it becomes all the more important to use really good ingredients. This time of year, we’re beginning to see really sweet melon in the market. Choose the most vibrantly red one you can find, as they tend to be sweetest. Then look for a firm, salty, flavorful feta to go along with. I splurged on an imported block of it, which I crumbled into large chunks.

The rest is barely a recipe. Each bite of watermelon is dusted with crumbles of salty feta cheese. A squeeze of lime over the top adds a fresh and tangy element. A few torn mint leaves thrown in the mix wouldn’t be a bad thing, either. Sweet. Salty. Sour. Simple Summer dining at its best.

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime - perfect for Summer! | via forkknifeswoon.com

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Simple Watermelon Feta Salad


  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups watermelon
  • 23 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • half a lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Remove the rind, and cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes. Top with the crumbled feta (large crumbs are best). Squeeze the lime over the top right before serving. Best served immediately.

 

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10 Comments

  1. 6.23.16
    Deb said:

    I conveniently have all the ingredients for this. I know my side dish (or my main dish?!) for dinner tonight!

    • 6.23.16
      Laura said:

      Yay! Hope you enjoy, Deb!!

  2. 6.21.16
    Joan said:

    We spritz lime on papaya, but I hadn’t thought about doing so with watermelon. It sounds tasty — especially with the addition of the feta cheese.

    • 6.23.16
      Laura said:

      Thanks, Joan! The lime-papaya combo sounds delish, too!!

  3. 6.17.16
    Katrina said:

    I love the mixture of these flavours – so perfect for summer!

    • 6.17.16
      Laura said:

      Thanks so much, Katrina!!

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