Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Mint and Feta

Note: This is a guest post contributed by fellow blogger Nayantara over at BabyInTheKitchen.com | Recipe & Photos by Nayantara

This was the first time I had made a watermelon salad, and it made me wonder why I had never made it before! Yes, I know watermelons are lovely in the summer, but the combination with the mint and the feta and the lemon juice dressing can’t get any more perfect for a hot summer day. Gosh, I can’t believe how I’ve wasted 24, almost 25, years of my life! Now I finally feel like I’ve found myself. And this recipe.
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Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Mint and Feta
Serves 4
Watermelons are lovely in the summer, but the combination with the mint and the feta and the lemon juice dressing can’t get any more perfect for a hot summer day.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  2. 1/2 lime, zested and juiced
  3. 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  4. 1/4 cup (80 ml or 5 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 1/4 red onion, thinly slivered (Here’s how you do it.)
  7. 5 cups seeded watermelon, diced into 1 inch pieces
  8. 1/3 cup mint, roughly chopped (I LOVE the taste of mint in this salad. Feel free to add more if you like it too!)
  9. 2 cups baby arugula or baby spinach
  10. 150 g feta cheese, crumbled or chopped
  11. sliced black olives (Optional)
  12. A few whole mint leaves to garnish
Instructions
  1. – In a small bowl, add the white wine vinegar, the zest and the juice from both, the lime and the lemon. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. – Add the thin onion slices to the dressing and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes as you get the rest of your salad together.
  3. – In your salad bowl, add the water melon chunks, arugula/baby spinach and mint, and keep refrigerated. Also keep your feta cheese refrigerated.
  4. – When ready to serve, take salad out of the refrigerator, add the salad dressing with the onions and give it a good toss.
  5. – Add 2/3 of the feta cheese and toss gently. Sprinkle the remaining feta cheese on top. Garnish with whole mint leaves.
Adapted from BabyInTheKitchen.com
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About Our Guest Blogger- Nayantara Kurma Parpia is a food blogger originally from Pune, now based in Singapore. In her blog BabyInTheKitchen.com she focuses on flavorful and healthy recipes especially designed for novices in the kitchen. You can get more recipes like this on her website – www.babyinthekitchen.com Connect and follow her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest to stay updated and for quick and healthy meal ideas.

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