Summer hit Germany last week with full force. Up to 39°C (102°F) left us rolling around restless in our beds at night and wishing to jump into cool water by daytime. The thought of food, especially hot food, was slightly revolting – at least to most of us. Even though some might consider turning the oven on to bake themselves some ribs on the hottest of afternoons a great idea. Luckily J could be convinced to order a pizza instead, while I prepared a new summer salad favorite of mine.

This Greek Watermelon Feta Salad combines a few of my favorite Mediterranean flavors. Watermelon with lime juice is a summer staple in my kitchen. I have it for breakfast all the time, but I never considered to throw feta cheese into the mix. When I first heard about this Greek dish, it hit me with a weird fascination. It does not hurt, that I have a soft spot for the combination of sweet and salty, I guess. Adding the freshness of mint leaves and lime juice, as well as some high quality olive oil, elevates this simple dish to a great appetizer for your summer party or BBQ.

Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
Serves 2
Fresh salad playing with sweet and salty flavors from Greece
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  2. 1/2 cup feta, cubed
  3. fresh mint leaves
  4. 1/2 lime
  5. 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut watermelon and feta into cubes. Wash mint leaves and chop them into fine slices.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice on top. Toss everything until coated with lime and oil.
Notes
  1. This salad tastes even better, if left to sit in the fridge for a few hours, so that the flavors can soak through.
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Luckily J is shockingly unimpressed by mint leaves in his food, so I had the leftovers of this shooting all to myself. I paired half of the Watermelon Feta Salad with a mini pretzel croissant and devoured the remainings the next evening. I might prepare it with cilantro the next time, which works great instead of the mint leaves for those who share J’s inexplicable distaste. What to do, if your guests are no fan of cilantro either? Accept that some people are just beyond help.

 

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