Hubby was the first to introduce me to sweet and savory salads. Let me tell you, for someone who is such a meat and potatoes guy, he’s a salad genius. Of course, now I realize this was probably my first introduction to sweet and savory as an adult. I really like this Watermelon Feta Salad because it’s light and filling. It’s the perfect compliment of sweet and salty.
I’ve talked about how I had an aversion to sweet and savory for quite sometime. But the last couple of years I’ve been trying to expand my horizons. Particularly, because our neighborhood is becoming more and more diverse. There’s a family from Egypt around the corner and our newest neighbor’s up the block are from Lebanon (I can’t wait to get into the kitchen with her). I think it’s so important to teach our children to be open. To new things, new people and opportunities. And, I realized maybe I needed to stretch myself a little further.
You have to lead by example right? I always encourage my students and children to think about others. Be open minded. Try things before you state that you don’t like it. So I’ve been on a journey to push myself out of my cooking or non-cooking comfort zone.
Let me tell you. This Watermelon Feta salad is a great way to start. I like it. I like it a lot. The sweetness of the watermelon coupled with the saltiness of the feta is absolutely delicious. I understand now why my aunt from Virginia used to put salt on her Watermelon.
Salt helps to make sweet food sweeter. That’s why your dessert recipes call for a pinch of salt. Here we go, years later it all comes together for me. But seriously, it’s a delicious salad. Perfect for the summer.
Watermelon Feta Salad
- 2 pounds watermelon, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup mint, chopped
- 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Place watermelon in a large bowl and add lemon juice.
Add mint to watermelon and toss.
Crumble feta over watermelon and mint.
Yup, that’s it. Now eat up. LOL.
What would you throw on the grill to have with this salad? I’m thinking steak.
Well enjoy this fresh summer salad.