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Salad with feta cheese and watermelon

It’s very warm and sunny in Stockholm this week, but unfortunately I’m back at work again. I would much rather be having picknicks in a park with nice books to read and yummy snacks. But you can’t get it all so I have to make the best of the evenings instead. For warm summer days or evenings this salad is a winner. I’m sure that many of you have already tried the combination of feta cheese and watermelon; the saltiness of the feta cheese goes perfect with the refreshing and sweet watermelon. Serve the salad with some spicy grilled chicken and fresh bread, and you have a perfect dinner for sunny evening that makes you forget all about going to work again the next day. You don’t really need a recipe for this, but for reference here’s what I put in yesterday’s salad:

    Salad with feta cheese and watermelon
    (serves 4)

    around 1 kg watermelon, rinsed and sliced (and “peeled”)
    200 gram feta cheese, sliced
    a big handful of black olives
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    2 tsp extra vergine olive oil
    Fresh basil leaves

    Combine the ingredients on a serving plate. Drizzle some olive oil over the salad. Decorate with fresh basil.

10 Responses to “Salad with feta cheese and watermelon”

  1. Meeta
    August 7th, 2007 11:45
    1

    What a lovely combination. I love all the fruity freshness this salad provides.

  2. Michael
    August 7th, 2007 14:39
    2

    Beautiful! Mouth-watering. … craving … for … feta … must … have …salad argghhh. [/end Homer mode] Can I come live with you ? ;)

  3. Jeanne
    August 7th, 2007 16:20
    3

    This combination is just popping up all over the place – and it’s such a great one! I most recently had this salad with spicy Thai fishcakes which was a perfect combination.

  4. Michelle
    August 7th, 2007 16:53
    4

    I’ve not heard of this combination, but it sounds incredible! And it looks just lovely! I’ll be trying this soon, thanks for planting the idea!! :)

  5. Lisanka
    August 7th, 2007 18:46
    5

    Une bien jolie salade!

  6. Patricia Scarpin
    August 7th, 2007 21:43
    6

    Dagmar, is looks refreshing and delicious!

  7. Dolores
    August 7th, 2007 21:54
    7

    What a wonderfully refreshing combination. I’ve got melons coming in my CSA box tomorrow, and I think I know how I’m going to use them. Thank you for sharing this.

  8. Pat
    August 9th, 2007 18:03
    8

    Dagmar, that looks like a lovely fresh summery salad!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

  9. Dagmar
    August 12th, 2007 16:18
    9

    Meeta: It’s a great starter or condiment.

    Michael: *lol* I could need someone to clean up the kitchen after my cooking and baking :-)

    Michelle: It’s really very tasty, try it!

    Lisanka: Merci!

    Patricia: Thanks! It tastes great.

    dolores: I hope you could make a nice salad with the melons!

    Pat: I’m glad to share it. It’s a lovely combo!

  10. linda
    August 16th, 2007 16:47
    10

    hi, the salad looks great. I have added you to my blogroll

    i love your blog

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