A few years ago I had the most delicious dinner at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay with my husband. It was one of those meals where your entire mindset about a particular food changed. On that day, watermelon was going to change to me forever. Until that moment I had only thought of it as sweet and refreshing. I’d had watermelon paired with mint, but that was about it. That day I ordered the sardine and watermelon salad. It was a weird concoction of warm fried sardines and cool sweet watermelon. I loved it. I had never thought of pairing watermelon with savory ingredients, from that moment on, I was hooked.
Watermelon, mint, and feta summer salad
I’m not into deep frying things on my own, but I wanted to recreate that salad. Soon after that meal I began my love affair with this salad. It’s easy to make and very refreshing.
All you do is cut a watermelon into cubes or balls with a melon baller. If you’re lucky enough, your watermelon will who you some love.
I grow mint in my garden, so I walked out and picked a few leaves for my salad.
I like to chiffonade my mint, I think it looks prettier that way. The best way to do this is to roll your mint up into a little burrito-looking-bundle and slice.
Place your watermelon on your plate.
Add the mint.
And top with feta.
And that’s it! Easy, so pretty, and delicious! This is a great salad to take to a potluck, just put the feta on the side. This would make a great first course for a summer dinner party. This would also be a great appetizer, you could serve it on individual spoons. The salt in the feta will blow your mind. I’m not kidding. Enjoy!