WATERMELON MINT SALAD

This sounded so refreshing, combining fresh watermelon and the much beloved feta cheese. This was also the recipe in which I realized that I did not like mint. Perhaps in a mojito, but mint in anything else had become something I did not enjoy. My first recipe that I tried from the gluten-free-focused magazine Living Without did not go so well, as much as I was excited to learn about gluten free dishes. No fault to them, however, I supposed I just didn't like mint. 

6 servings. Living Without, April/May 2014.

 Watermelon Mint Salad

Watermelon Mint Salad

GATHER:

  • 5 cups cubed fresh watermelon 
  • 8oz feta cheese, in small cubes, optional
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

MAKE:

  1. In a large glass bowl, combine watermelon cubes and feta, if using, and toss gently.
  2. To make dressing, place lime juice, 3-4 tbsp honey (to taste) and olive oil in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Pour dressing over melon and toss gently to coat. Add mint strips and black pepper; stir gently. 
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.