A watermelon, cucumber and feta salad is easy to toss together.
I confess, sometimes writing out a recipe is really hard, especially for things like soups, salads and spaghetti sauce. In my kitchen, and I suspect countless others, these are things that are just tossed together based on what’s in the fridge. This watermelon salad is a perfect example.
I don’t have a specific recipe for this combination. It’s basically a bunch of cubed watermelon tossed with a handful of cucumbers, a few sprigs of mint and a couple of spoonfuls of crumbled feta topped with a squeeze of lemon and a dash pepper. It’s the kind of dish where you can easily add more or less of your favorite ingredients. Gosh, you could even add onions or olives, if you were so inclined – which I am not!
The point is, make this salad according to what you like! For example:
- Want a little more bite – add sliced red onions.
- Don’t have lemon or lime juice – try a little balsamic vinegar.
- Don’t like mint in your salad, try basil instead or leave out the herbs completely.
- Don’t have cucumber, try zucchini.
- Want a little more green in your salad – add arugula or kale.
- Need a little more crunch, add nuts or seeds.
- Want more of a dressing mix, oil with vinegar and some herbs.
- Love sausage, bacon or chicken, go for it!
Desperate for exact measurements? Check out some of these variations that incorporate some of the suggestions above:
Watermelon, Feta and Chorizo Salad by Dan Clapson on Food Network
Watermelon Feta and Pumpkin Seed Salad by Jennifer of Ricotta and Radishes
Watermelon Arugula & Feta Salad by Ina Garten on Food Network
Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Reduction by Chungah at Damn Delicious
Good luck and enjoy!
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