“Can you bring a side dish for barbecue? Something with melon would be great ” Challenge accepted. I’ve never tried to combine melon with something hearty. Ok, everyone knows melon with prosciutto. But that’s totally boring. Therefore, I decided to make a salad with watermelon. I know from the Greeks that you can combine feta and melon very good. And so I decided this combination will be my choice. I chose a yellow watermelon, just for the look, you can also use a “normal” watermelon. With chopped mint I have added another stunning flavor to the vinaigrette. I’ve also mixed young spinach leaves to the melon, so you can official call it salad. And because I love how sweet and sour they are bursting in the mouth, I also added pomegranate seeds. This is a risky composition, but it’s definitely worth it. Mmmmmh this “salad” is delicious. Each bite another taste but overall harmony. My hosts also seemed quite pleased. 😀 Try it, but don’t underestimated the size of the melon. I had way too much melon left. I simply nibbled it.
- 1/2 watermelon
- 1 pomegranate
- 9 oz feta
- 5 oz fresh spinach
- 2 lemons
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bunch of mint
Peel the watermelon half, cut it into cubes (about 0,4 inches) and put it in a bowl.
Seperate the cores from the pomegranate and put them in the bowl.
Drip off the feta, cube it and add them together with the spinach to the melon cubes.
Make a vinaigrette out off the lemon juice, olive oil and the minced mint and season it with salt.
Add the vinaigrette to the salad and mix all carefully.