Nothing says Summer like an overabundant supply of watermelon. As a little girl I recall my watermelon being dressed with salt depending on what side of the family we were visiting. I can still picture us all seated at the picnic table with summer favorites spread out. The sweet thrill of cold watermelon, with the juices flowing down my arm and the zing of salt.
With that in mind I went in search for a way to spice it up and looked to Pinterest for inspiration. After combining several recipes together, adding a few things here and omitting a few things there, we settled into this simple recipe. We found the sweetness of watermelon, the freshness of mint, and the salty satisfaction of feta cheese, fully capable of pleasing any crowd at your next weekend gathering.
few dashes of red wine vinegar
few dashes of olive oil
Start with cutting or balling out your watermelon into bite size pieces. In a small bowl combine the red wine vinegar and olive oil. After mixing, pour mixture evenly over watermelon, being careful not to break up the pieces. Chop up mint. I used about 6 mint leaves. Sprinkle both as much mint and feta cheese on as you like.
* Some recipes called for red onion and I think next time I will try that. I’m interested in how the textures and flavors would combine. Also, some reported using balsamic in place of the red wine vinegar. Many people liked to finish it off wish a small pinch of sea salt sprinkled on top. We chose to skip that due to the saltiness of the feta cheese.