Thursday, July 22, 2010

Watermelon, feta and lime salad

Watermelon, feta & lime salad / Arbuusi-fetasalat laimiga

Yet another watermelon salad that's perfect as a light meal on those hot summer days. I made this first about a year ago, when I spotted the recipe in Rachel Allen's lovely book "Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends". I love the fresh note that lime adds to the sweet watermelon.

Watermelon, feta and lime salad
(Arbuusi-fetasalat laimiga)
Serves 4

500 g watermelon (cleaned weight)
200 g barrel-aged feta cheese
1 lime
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

toasted pita bread, to serve

Peel the watermelon, remove the seeds. Cut the fruit into thin slices, about 4-5 cm (2 inches) wide. Place into the serving bowl.
Crumble the feta cheese on top, season with finely grated lime zest and freshly squeezed lime juice, sprinkle chopped mint on top.
Give it a gentle stir and serve. The salad tastes best within half an hour of preparing.


Petita cuina said...


Puhvis Kukk said...

On a completely unrelated topic: saslokk tuli aus kuigi vaga kahtlesin alguses seda sibulate hulka kaedes.... :)

PS! Kui pead tegema oma absoluutse 5 lemmik restorani Eestis - mis need oleks? Tigu, Stenhus, O?

Cooking in Mexico said...

This would be very refreshing on a hot day, of which we have our share of in Mexico. We don't have feta, but perhaps the dry, salty cheese, queso anejo, would work just as well. I'm going to make this.


laughingwolf said...

tere pille, see on tore :)

Magdalena said...

Very good salad for hot days. Fortunately, the temperature finally went down here, and we enjoy rain and heavy clouds for the first time since two weeks :)

Katrina@Around the world in 80 markets, and more.. said...

I have also just made a feta, watermelon salad the other day - with no lime but lots of basic and olive oil. Brill with bbq-ed meats.

@ Cooking in Mexico - defo any salty cheese would work well here

Jessie said...

Mmm...watermelon is at its best this time of the year (at least in my part of the world). Looks very refreshing!

Pille said...

Petita cuina - thank you!

Puhvis Kukk - ma vastasin Sulle Sinu blogis ;)

Kathleen - queso anjeo sounds good (though I'm sure you'd find feta rather easily as well).

Laughing Wolf- thanks!

Magdalena - temperatures have dropped a bit here as well, but we had another watermelon salad for lunch yesterday, and it was still perfect!

Katrina - basil goes well with watermelon, too!

Jessie - it's very good this time of the year here, too! We get ours from caucasus and Moldova mostly.