May
23

Yummy Summer Salad Recipe

Guest Post: The Great Cookaroo
This is a super simple salad to put together and is perfect for warm summer nights.
It's a salad of interesting contrasts that come together beautifully - the onions give it a lovely crunch, the mint a freshness and the feta a sort of a salty contrast to the sweet watermelon. 
Nigella uses lime juice, but my cousin, The Great Cookaroo, prefers to use balsamic vinegar - whichever recipe you follow, this will be a great salad.
 
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad  Adapted from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Bites. 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 small red onion
1 small ripe watermelon
100 gms feta cheese
Bunch fresh mint, removed from stalk
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
100g pitted black olives
3-4 tblsp balsamic vinegar
   
Method:
 
  1. Peel the onion and slice it rather thin. Put the onions into a bowl with the balsamic vinegar, wrap in saran wrap and keep aside.
  2. Chop the watermelon into large pieces and remove the seeds. Arrange in a bowl.
  3. Cut the feta into pieces and add the olives which have been sliced.
  4. Wash the mint and scatter over the salad, generously. Wrap in saran wrap and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Take it out of the refrigerator 5 minutes before serving. Add the onion and a splash of balsamic and pour the olive oil on top.
  6. Serve immediately.

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