Ingredients

  • 2-3 kg of seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 a red onion sliced and diced
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 5 sprigs of fresh mint (leaves torn)
  • 100g feta (crumbled)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Dressing ingredients

  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 30ml white balsamic vinegar

Author of this recipe

Margaret

Margaret

Amateur cook

There is rarely a day that goes past without a salad on the menu. I really enjoy making salads especially when I can use some of my homegrown ingredients. Read more
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I've been making variations of this salad for many years and find it so refreshing it has become a family Christmas day salad. I think I've just about perfected it now. The freshness of the mint, and the salty feta combine perfectly with watermelon - which all the children love and that's what I like to see! Perfect for a hot summers day.

Preparation

Peel and cut the watermelon into 1-2cm thick bite-sized triangles, lay them nicely on a flat serving platter. Scatter a layer of the red onion and then the pomegranate seeds. Just before serving, crumble the feta over the top and finish with the dressing, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve and enjoy.

Tips from the author

This salad is best made just before serving and will make enough for 8 people to share. Tip: To remove the "seeds" from the pomegranate cut them in half and smash them with a wooden spoon from the outside to capture the juice and seeds for the salad.