Summertime is the time for a watermelon lover. While watermelon is great for eating straight up sometimes you want to do something special with it. This watermelon feta salad is one of the best ways to dress up your summer melon. This recipe is especially great for when you pick a not so perfect and sweet melon. You know what I’m talking about. When the watermelon just isn’t doing it by itself try this watermelon feta salad. You will be making this all the time with your extra fruit or if you have a summer party to cater. This is the go to watermelon feta salad.
This post is going to cover all things watermelon feta salad!
Watermelon Feta Salad Ingredients
The key component to this salad is of course watermelon. It is important to pick a good watermelon which can be difficult. When looking for the perfect melon pick on that sounds hollow when you knock on it. Also look for a small patch of yellow discoloration on the rind. These indicators will lead you to a sweeter watermelon. The beauty of this salad is that it works great with the perfect sweet watermelon and for not so perfect watermelons.
Almost as important as the watermelon is the feta. Feta cheese is a great pairing with watermelon because of its difference in texture. It also has a nice contrast of salty compared to the sweet melon. Any feta cheese with work in this salad. Below are three feta cheeses that work best for this recipe.
Cara-Cara White Balsamic Vinegar
The sweet and tangy flavor of the cara-cara vinegar adds a unique element to this salad that is going to set it apart from any other watermelon salad.
For these additional ingredients opt for high quality and organic. Once you’ve gathered your ingredients you can assembly the best watermelon salad.
Making the Salad
Follow the steps below to make this salad.
- Peel and cut the watermelon into 1 inch cubes. Slice the jalapeños into 1/8th inch pieces. Crumble the feta into bite size pieces with your hands.
- In a large bowl combine the cubed watermelon, cara-cara vinegar, olive oil, and, sea salt.
- Spread the mixed watermelon onto a serving platter or plate. Garnish the watermelon with basil, jalapeños, and feta crumbles. Serve immediately or store in the fridge
Gather your ingredients and make this watermelon feta salad while watermelons are still in season!