Everyone I talk to says watermelon and feta cheese are two foods destined to go together. Sort of like peanut butter and jelly or coffee and doughnuts. Apparently, there’s something about the sharp saltiness of feta cheese that pairs perfectly with sweet juicy watermelon.
So I went out and bought some feta cheese and watermelon and gave it a whirl. I’m happy to report that everyone I talk to is 100 percent right. Watermelon and feta cheese really is a culinary marriage made in heaven. Even if you’re not a feta lover, you have to give this recipe a try.
There are actually lots of watermelon feta salad recipes out there. Some have several ingredients, and some are basically just watermelon, feta and one or two other ingredients. The recipe below is the one I tried.
• 3 cups of 1 to 2 inch watermelon chunks
• 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 1/2 cup pitted black olives
• Black pepper to taste (optional)
• Lime juice (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy.
Pretty simple, huh? All you really need to do is mix watermelon and feta cheese, but you can throw in some more ingredients like the ones above if you like. Some recipes add thinly sliced red onions. Some use a little bit of fresh parsley or mint. Maybe a little olive oil. It’s up to you!