Wednesday, June 30, 2010

watermelon with mint and feta

last summer, i shared this recipe
but i love it so much, 
and summer is here in full swing

 this is my not so gentle nudge
and strong recommendation
that you should pack this
for your next picnic
watermelon, mint and feta salad
(printable recipe)
1/2 small dulcinea watermelon
4 oz feta cheese
6-8 mint leaves
olive oil
rice wine vinegar
cut your seedless watermelon into small pieces(i  like to cut it into brunoise, but that isn't necessary). cut your feta into small pieces as well.  chiffonade your mint leaves. gently toss all in a bowl and let sit for a bit in the fridge.  drain off some of the watermelon juice.  make a dressing of rice wine vinegar and olive oil...i use about 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar but do this to your taste.  lightly toss the dressing into the salad and let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  1. I need to try this. Watermelon, any way it's prepared, is my fave. Thanks for a new idea.
    Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday.

  2. That sounds really good. I love feta but have never thought to pair it with watermelon. Thanks for the recipe

  3. Yum. That looks really good and I have mint growing in the flower beds (much to my husband's dismay).

  4. I have seen this recipe before and I've always been reluctant to try it.

    But now that you are recommending it I am going to give it a go.

    Thanks for the x-stra intriguing link on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X".

    This was brilliant.


  5. This looks really wonderful. What a great x recipe!

  6. Love watermelon! I'll forgive you if I get your recipe for watermelon rind!
    Best wishes,
    Anna's X-words

  7. That sounds eXtremely interesting :) .
    My friends from Mexico sprinkle ground dried chilis, salt, and lime juice on watermelon. It really does taste much better than it sounds ;) !
    Catherine :)

  8. This sounds amazing. We will definitely try this one, there is always a watermelon or two sitting around our house. Thanks for sharing. Kat

  9. Sounds tasty, but where can I buy Chinese watermelon? Peace and blessings

  10. Yay! We love 西瓜 xīguā (tis the season) which literally means "west melon" and would never have thought of serving it that way. What's a summer celebration without it? :)

  11. I too was in the X class...
    Please drop in when you can for my X-Post
    ~Excursion of Xeranthemum~
    on my blog here:

    Isn't Ms Jenny the best?
    So nice to meet you...and your devious cheating soul! LOL LOL...great call for outside the box thinker, I like it! :)

  12. I'm impressed with what you came up with for "X" ~ such a tricky letter! I've never tried a savory/sweet watermelon combo, but yours really has me intrigued and tempted. Thank you! I think I'll give it a shot! Please feel free to link up any of your recipes on my recipe linky. Thanks for coming by Rook No. 17. Best, Jenn

  13. You sure did...I was wondering what that was, thought maybe Chinese but did not know for Watermelon...thanks of posting.the recipe..bkm

  14. jeff....not sure if you were "ribbing" me or not..but you can use any sweet watermelon you can find. i use dulcinea because they are small and sweet...but it is a brand not a variety. hope that helps!

  15. I would never think to put this combo together - olive oil and vinegar and melon. hmm. I am so going to try this!


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