The combination of feta cheese, watermelon and olive oil may seem weird at first, but the result can be surprisingly good. Three different flavors actually manage to work together beautifully and provide a healthy, nutritious, delicious meal, ideal for the summer months. It is also a fantastic way to convince young children to eat salads. Once they try it, they will want more and more! Just make sure you make enough for everyone!
Salad with feta cheese, watermelon and black olives
Ingredients (Serves 4 people)
1 white onion, chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 cup of chopped feta cheese
5 cups of watermelon, chopped into small cubes
1/2 cup of black olives
1/2 cup of fresh chopped rosemary
1/4 cup of fresh chopped mint
1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey
In a large bowl, put the chopped onion. Add the lime juice. In another bowl, put the chopped feta cheese , the watermelon cubes, the black olives, the chopped rosemary, the chopped mint, the virgin olive oil and the honey. Mix well for 2 minutes. Add the chopped onion and the lime juice in this mixture and stir for a minute. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for 2 hours.
If you do not want the olive flavor to be too intense you can replace the olive oil with vegetable oil. Instead of rosemary, you can use thyme. Instead of honey, you can use brown sugar. For more intense flavor, you can use a teaspoon of black or red pepper. This salad can be served with dry white or red wine. It also goes well with a pineapple juice. You can use a few of the black olives or the rosemary for garnish.