This refreshing watermelon and feta salad features mint and olives, and is finished with a lime and sesame oil dressing. Watermelon and feta work so well together, you must give this recipe a try!
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Watermelon, feta and mint salad makes a delicious summer dish which fits in perfectly at a barbecue. Fresh, sweet and savoury at the same time, each mouthful is a delight.
Making a sweet fruit like watermelon the star of a savoury salad may not seem so unusual these days, but the addition of toasted sesame oil may be more unusual. It is definitely worth trying! If you don't like the flavour of sesame, you can leave it out; the salad will still be delicious.
To make the salad even quicker to prepare, you can use pre-cut pieces of watermelon, which are regularly available at the supermarket.
Made by Véronique
Published at 2023-10-10, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 20 minutes.
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Updated at: 24-10-2023
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Cut the cucumber in half and remove the seeds; this is easiest to do with a spoon. Cut the cucumber into thickish slices.
Peel the red onion and cut it into thin half moons. Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon. Cut the watermelon and feta into chunks.
Make a lime dressing by mixing the zest and juice of 1 lime with 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil and 1 teaspoon of mustard. Slowly add 6 tablespoons of sunflower oil and mix to make a smooth dressing. Season with salt and black pepper.
Mix the watermelon and feta chunks with the red onion, cucumber and olives. Only add the dressing to the salad just before you serve it. If the salad sits in the dressing for too long, the watermelon will start to break down, and the salad won't be as tasty.
Serve the salad garnished with sesame seeds and finely chopped fresh mint. Enjoy your meal!
How long can I store this watermelon and feta salad?
In our experience, this watermelon and feta salad isn't as enjoyable on day two. If you want to store the salad for longer than a few hours, it is best to keep it undressed.
Which variety of watermelon is best for this salad?
You can use any variety of watermelon in this salad, but it is best to opt for a seedless type.