A classic Greek salad combination is watermelon with feta., it’s one of those perfect food pairings- sweet and juicy watermelon paired with creamy and salty feta cheese. This recipe gives this classic a new twist by grilling the watermelon. The natural sugars in the watermelon caramelizes when grilled, heightening the sweetness of the fruit. It’s and easy salad to make and perfect summer food fare. Enjoy!
From by the bay wishing you sweet and salty food memories!
Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad
- 1 small red onion
- 2 limes
- 4 watermelon slices cut inch thick (sweet and ripe)
- 8 ounces feta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh italian parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- fresh ground black pepper
Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons and put in a small bowl adding the juice of two limes. This will soften the onion and making it more transparent and pink.
Slice the the watermelon into 1 inch slices including the rind. Cut into triangle shapes. Heat grill and brush both sides of each watermelon slice using 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on grill for about 3 minutes per side, until charred. To assemble the salad place watermelon on platter. Crumble feta cheese over the watermelon. Toss over the salad the parsley and mint. Sprinkle the red onion over the salad along with lime juice. Drizzle remain olive oil and add pepper to taste. Serve immediately.