Refreshing, delicious and low carb, this fantastic watermelon salad certainly is. If you are looking for an idea for an unusual salad for a barbecue buffet or just for a light dinner on warm days, this recipe is guaranteed for you.
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By the way: In order to find out how big a watermelon should be, how much salad will be, you need to follow a simple rule of thumb: for 1 kilogram of watermelon flesh, you need about 1.5 kg of watermelon with skin. 100 grams more or less doesn’t matter after sniping. This provides a good base on which to assemble the ingredients for the watermelon salad.
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Ingredients for Watermelon Salad with Feta
You need: 1.5 kilos of watermelon, 200 grams of feta, 50 grams of pine nuts, 3 sprigs of mint, ½ orange, ½ lemon, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 pinch of chili flakes, 1 pinch of salt.
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This is how watermelon salad with feta is prepared
This is how it is done: Cut the watermelon open, remove the pulp from the skin and cut into bite-sized pieces. Grate a little zest from the orange and lemon and set aside. Squeeze the orange and lemon. Mix the two juices into a sauce with oil and honey and season with salt and chili. Pour the sauce under the watermelon pieces and let it soak.
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Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts. To do this, fry the pine nuts in a covered pan until golden brown without adding fat. Tip: keep an eye on the pine nuts when toasting – they burn quickly.
Crumble the feta over the melon pieces. Add the pine nuts. Sprinkle with orange and lemon zest. Tear the mint leaves into small pieces and add to the bowl. Mix everything well and keep in the fridge until serving. Enjoy your meal!