Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta?  Really?

Yes.  REALLY.  The salty and the sweet, with a little heat from the pepper, is seriously good.  It's super refreshing in the summer, too. Try it - I think you might be surprised!

I'm no carver of fruit, but it was kind of fun to serve the salad in the hollowed-out melon at a shower we did - I think next time I'd slice the melon the long way, though, for a longer, lower "bowl".  It looks great in a Pampered Chef "Simple Additions" square bowl, too.  (You're welcome, PC friends, and again, Pampered Chef, feel free to hook a lady up!)  

Watermelon & Feta Salad

3 c.  2"chunks watermelon, seeded (I'm lazy - I use seedless)
1 c. crumbled feta cheese (reduced fat is fine, just get a good brand)
Coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional) OR chop up some arugula and add that for a little peppery taste
1/4 c. red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta, and a few generous grindings of black pepper. For a little more zing, add the red pepper flakes or the arugula.  The onion is optional - not everyone is an onion lover, so add only if you're a big fan! Chill in the fridge until it's time to serve. 

1 comment:

  1. Kate Ganskey does this with mint added. It is really good!