Some people crave only sweets, some only salty things- me, I’m a salty-sweet kind of girl. In the winter, it’s popcorn and M&M’s, and in the summer, it’s salad! The combination of the sweet watermelon, salty feta and tangy lemon vinaigrette is one of the most refreshing tangy summer salads you will ever have. Makes a great party appetizer too!
1 cup feta cheese, crumbles
For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 ½ packets Splenda or 1 Tbsp. sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
Fresh mint for garnish
It is best to plate each salad individually rather than mixing it all in a large bowl; the feta tends to melt when you add liquid.
On each plate, place a generous amount of the bite-size watermelon. Sprinkle chunks of the feta cheese on top as you desire. In a separate bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and Splenda. Drizzle lightly over the watermelon and feta; top it off with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.
Recipe from “The At Home Gourmet” by Sarah M. Lasry