Watermelon Summer Salad

    30 mins

    This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing salad. Go ahead and try it - be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 90 g halved, thinly sliced red onion
    • 15 ml fresh lime juice
    • 910 g seeded, cubed watermelon
    • 110 g crumbled feta cheese
    • 70 g pitted black olive halves
    • 25 g chopped fresh mint
    • 30 ml olive oil

    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place the onion slices in a small bowl with the lime juice. The acid of the lime will mellow the flavor of the raw onion. Let stand for 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon cubes, feta cheese, black olives, onions with the lime juice, and mint. Drizzle olive oil over it all, and toss to blend. Dig in and be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

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    This is absolutely delicious! I used kalamata olives, which were great. I also soaked the onions for about 30 minutes--I don't normally like raw onions but they were great. And the mint is critical--I considered leaving it out, but ended up making a special trip to the store to get it, and I'm glad I did because it made all the difference. Try this!!  -  05 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was wonderfull, and gorgeous! Odd, but terrific! I used kalamata olives, sprinkled a little bit of balsamic vinegar over it...just a smidge, and used cilantro instead of mint (I just don't like mint unless in't in a julep). I know this will be a hard sell at my nexy party, but I will make people taste it and I know they will be floored by the flavours. It's a sweet, salty, tangy sensation. The perfect PMS salad! It fulfills all flavor craving at once!  -  16 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We were served a salad similar to this at a dinner party my friend gave. I saw it and thought, "How strange!" Then, after trying it I thought it was aweome. Fresh, salty, sweet and tangy all at once. I wanted to reproduce the salad, found this recipie, and it's very close! The only alteration I made was to cut back on the amount of mint. I used 1/4 c. flat leaf parsley and about 10 mint leaves. Many guests have been surprised and delighted by this salad at our summer dinner table.  -  24 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)