Cool Refreshing Watermelon Mint Feta Salad recipe served in a watermelon bowl. Serve chilled on a hot day for a summer picnic, beach or pool party!
The feta cheese is optional…
We make it without the feta and it is so refreshing out by the pool on a hot summer day. Serve it nice and chilled right from the fridge…
- 1 small watermelon washed
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves minced (plus extra for garnish)
- 2 oranges zest and juice
- 2 limes zest and juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese optional (8 oz for a larger watermelon)
Wash skin of watermelon in cool water and a splash of vinegar.
Slice a small portion off the bottom of the watermelon so it sits flat on the counter.
Cut the top off, about 2 " down to form your salad bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, mix in mint, and feta cheese.
Using a small melon baller, scoop out all the watermelon, into a the medium bowl, leaving just the watermelon rind. Pour any remaining watermelon juice into bowl. Toss to combine all ingredients well.
Place the watermelon salad back into the carved out watermelon, and garnish with mint sprigs.
Keep covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Hot days and watermelon, ahh summer is so good! Enjoy…
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