Friday, July 4, 2014
Before you run off with the thought of watermelon and olives, please stop and hear me out because I've convinced many skeptics to try this salad and they have all LOVED it. First, you have to get over the fact that you are mixing olives and fruit. Do you like your watermelon with a little salt sprinkled over the top? Because, honestly, there is nothing better than a sweet juicy watermelon topped off with a bit of salt. So, if your like me, and like salt on your melon then just think of the olives and feta as the added salt.
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 Tsp kosher salt
1 Tsp hot sauce
1/2 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (8lb) seedless watermelon, cut into bite size cubes or scooped in 1/2 inch chunks with a melon baller
1/2 Lb crumbled feta cheese
1 1/4 Cups pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 Small sweet onion, cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 Cup coursely chopped mint
In a small bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce and pepper and whisk to combine.
Place watermelon, cheese, olives, onion and mint in a large bowl and toss to combine. Pour olive oil mixture over the watermelon mixture and gently toss to combine. Place in refrigerator and chill until ready to serve.
Recipe source: Food & Wine