Monday, 20 February 2012

Im dreaming of summer - Watermelon Feta Salad

One of the many reasons I love watermelons is because this beautiful, pink fruit is so versatile. It tastes great on its own as a sweet and refreshing snack, but also pairs well with savory flavors to create unique salads. 

 In this recipe the sweet fruit is balanced with tangy feta cheese and the sharpness of rocket leaves. This salad get especially crisp if the melon is slightly chilled.

 All the ingredients compliment each so well and it's so pretty to look at too. Give this a try, it's perfectly yummy!The combination of sweet, spicy and tangy cheese is a party for your mouth.

 I love the colors and textures of this salad. This is a perfect salad for your next dinner party or for just sitting in front of the television watching your favorite movie. 


Handful of fresh greens - Lettuce , baby spinach & a few rocket leaves
1 small water melon
2 one - inch cubes Feta Cheese
10 walnuts crushed
100 grams sugar


Clean and wash greens and place in a bowl of ice cubes . Put bowl in refrigerator.With a melon scoop , scoop put a dozen or so roundels of watermelons . Put in the freezer immediately.

Caramelized walnuts

 Heat sugar over medium heat in a non-stick pan , till it melts to a golden syrup . Be sure to do this over a very low flame .Add crushed walnuts to the syrup . Let them cool .

Assembling the salad

 Take out greens from the refrigerator , drain water and toss with some olive oil . Sprinkle caramelized walnuts over the greens . Add watermelon scoops and with your fingers crush the feta over the salad! Serve!

And this great salad would not have happened if I had not met ace photographer Anoop Negi ...clearly a man with many talents ......this beautiful feta is something he makes with a lot of love ....thank-you again :)) 

Hint: If you happen to get a chance to see the inside of the watermelon (many markets sell halves or quarters), go for the dark-red ones, they are sweeter and more aromatic


  1. Whoa that splash of red watermelon looks absolutely divine and how did you get it so round.... there must be a secret to that too..

    This has me drooling right now...

    Only yesterday I was thinking of making a watermelon and feta combination... for people who had come over .....but somehow it did not happen...

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  3. Thank -you Anoop Sir your comments are so encouraging..........Its a beautiful salad all thanks to your excellent feta....

    The secret to getting perfect watermelon roundels is quite simple and fun ...its a regular melon scoop ..and of-course a lot of practice!

    Please go ahead and share this on the feta cheese page ...I would be delighted and honored! :))

    Have a super day and thank-you so much again....

  4. Its gud to c such a wonderful and simple salad, more interestingly u have used Watermelon here , not much people think of such innovative salads with Water Melon :)