Deluxe Watermelon Salad Recipe

Deluxe Watermelon Salad Recipe
There are few fruits I lust after more than a fresh summer watermelon. I just cannot get enough. You can use the whole watermelon and I even drink it by putting it in my spa water.
Today I want to highlight my favorite summer delight: deluxe watermelon salad. My version has feta and strawberries, along with a few variations you might want to try. It's perfect for a dinner party or just a snack/treat for yourself - and it's easy, so easy.

Deluxe Watermelon Salad

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, cubed or balled
  • 4 oz feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • 1/2 lb strawberries, sliced thin
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves, finely chopped
  • flaky sea salt, to garnish

Gather all of your ingredients except the salt and ensure everything is cubed, crumbled, chopped or cut.
Combine all ingredients into a large salad bowl and distribute ingredients evenly.
Keep cool until ready to serve. When serving, give each dish a gentle sprinkle of sea salt. DO NOT put the sea salt on earlier - salt and watermelon are amazing together, but the salt also draws out the water in the melon; if you salt too early, your water will bleed out and this recipe does not make for a good cold soup.
Optional Extras
  • Want to take it over the top? Cherry tomatoes sliced in half are a great addition to this recipe.
  • Want more green? Just drop in some arugula.
  • Not sweet enough? A small dollop of raw honey on each dish as served is heavenly with watermelon & feta.
  • Need even more color? Blueberry and cantaloupe will slide in here, no problem, and goes amazingly well with the feta and other fruits.

Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe. He authors our award-winning weekly email newsletter, The Blend and curates our popular organic tea of the month club.
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