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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad

The heat waves that hit eastern Ontario and other parts of the world this summer has been unbearable at times. During the summer and fall I love to sit out on my patio for dinner as much as possible. But there were simply a few evenings that were 40C and impossible to handle.
A summer salad made with juicy and sweet watermelon, crunchy market fresh cucumbers, salty feta cheese and fresh mint from my garden sounded like a refreshing option. I was skeptical about the addition of mint, but the contrast of flavours between the salty feta and mint really complimented each other. It also paired nicely with these cilantro and lime chicken kebabs. This recipe is from the LCBO Food & Drink magazine.
This weekend however should be beautiful, a cold front is moving in and it is a long weekend!!! I had plans to go hiking and shopping in New Hamsphire, but plans changed and I will be hanging out in Ottawa. I am looking forward to drinks out with friends, a backyard bbq on labour day and maybe just maybe get some of those house projects done that I've put off all summer.
Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad

1⁄2 English cucumber
1 seedless watermelon wedge
1 T red wine vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
3 T olive oil
1⁄4 tsp each salt and pepper
1⁄4 cup shredded mint leaves
1⁄3 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Slice cucumber and watermelon into chunks. Place both in a large bowl and toss. Whisk vinegar with garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over watermelon mixture and stir. Add mint and feta and gently toss. Tumble onto a platter and serve at room temperature.

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bellini valli said...

Here in the West we have moved a little to the dark side with cooler nights and weather for the moment. My family in Ontario would appreciate this summer inspired salad, as would I of course. It is never too cool to have Greek:D

Monet said...

We are still very hot here in Texas...and something like this would be especially refreshing this weekend. I love the thought of feta and watermelon!

Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said...

I have been wanting to try a watermelon feta salad for a long time now, this recipe looks easy and delicious!

Nicisme said...

I've seen a few watermelon and feta salads about, but this one looks the best!

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