It’s no secret that the marriage of watermelon and feta cheese creates a delectable, full-flavored explosion of awesomeness. I came across this life-changing discovery late in 2009, when I published this recipe for Watermelon Feta Salad. The saltiness of the feta mixed with the sweetness of the watermelon makes for a delicious combination of the two flavors.
Not only does today’s recipe combine watermelon and feta, but it also draws inspiration from one of my favorite mealtime options: Greek food.
Every year, there’s a Greek festival that comes to my area and, apart from Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), this ranks a close second on my culinary calendar. Surrounded by all the Greek food one Watermelon Man can handle, it’s the only day of the year that I can chow down on baklava, spanakopita, and souvlaki like there’s no tomorrow. To get myself prepared for this year’s feast, I’m whipping up this Greek Pita Flatbread with Watermelon!
GREEK PITA FLATBREAD WITH WATERMELON
4 wedges seedless watermelon (bite-sized pieces)
1 cup diced, cooked chicken
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
2 whole pita breads
¼ cup prepared spreadable herb cheese
4 large lettuce leaves
Place sliced watermelon on paper towels to remove excess liquid. Mix chicken, cilantro, yogurt, garlic salt and cayenne. Spread inside surfaces of pita bread halves with herbed cheese, and fill each with about ¼ cup chicken mixture. Arrange watermelon and lettuce in pita bread.
For more recipes using watermelon, check out the “Recipes” section of the National Watermelon Promotion Board website.
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