Watermelon and Feta Salad
I just got two packages of Pastures of Eden feta at Trader Joe's. It is absolutely delicious and now I'd like to figure out other things to make with it besides greek salad and Israeli cous cous salad.
I've never tried a watermelon salad and would love to give it a shot. Does anyone have a great recipe that includes feta? Any hints on making the salad (how far in advance, etc) would be most appreciated.
Don't need too much of a recipe. For a nice presentation stack alternating planks of watermelon and feta. Season with some very good EVOO/balsalmic or balsalmic reduction or sherry vinegar and basil. Lemon basil is my favorite for this. You can also cube them and toss with herbs and dressing.
I love watermelon and feta salad! A local Greek/Mediterranean resto near me makes this. They toss the chunks of watermelon w/ Feta, arugula, pine nuts, shaved fennel & shallots, and champagne vinaigrette. I think a simple balsamic vinaigrette would be just as tasty.
I wouldn't make it too far in advance - at least not dressed. I think you would be fine to toss the greens, cheese, fennel, nuts together, chunk the watermelon in a separate container and then toss all together in the dressing a half hour before serving.
Its a great summer salad. Enjoy.
it's not something that holds well, because the melon weeps so much.
i like it pretty simple, just the melon, feta, black olive and mint with a little olive oil.
feta is also nice whipped with roasted garlic; as a garnish on orzo salad; or on flatbread pizza with sauteed mushrooms and black olives.