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Greek Watermelon Tomato Feta and Peppermint Salad

01/03/2016 (Last Updated: 11/05/2018)

Get ready for a big bowl of summertime happiness with this Greek Watermelon Tomato & Feta Salad. Fresh watermelon and tomato go AMAZINGLY GOOD with salty feta and bitey peppermint in a salad that’s juicy, refreshing and deliciously savoury all at the same time.

Greek Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint - Fresh, summer flavours are ready to kick all other salads to the kerb. This vegetarian delight is ready to change your life in 5 minutes. | wandercooks.com

Hey guys we’re curious… What’s your idea of the perfect weekend?

By any chance does it involve food and wine? 😀 😀 😀

Ours definitely does, as I’m sure you can guess! So the weekend we just had was about as perfect as they get.

And even though after 12 months of culinary exploits we’ve come home waaaaaaaayyyy more adventurous when it comes to food, we never expected to eat alpaca in Adelaide.

Who knew it’d be delicious and taste pretty much exactly like beef? Except even more tender, juicy and ridiculously moreish, if that’s even possible.

Holy crap. Watermelon salad is ... A GAME CHANGER.Click To Tweet

 

But you just know we didn’t stop there, not with a whole convention centre full of nibbles and sips to explore at Adelaide’s Cellar Door.

Greek Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint - Fresh, summer flavours are ready to kick all other salads to the kerb. This vegetarian delight is ready to change your life in 5 minutes. | wandercooks.com

There were sneaky bites of chocolate and cappuccino-triple-chocolate-coated-coffee-beans.

(oh. my. god. yes.)

There were crispy crackers and savoury spreads topped off with tasty treats.

And of course, we wouldn’t forget the cheese… Mozzarella that is, only our favouritest cheese in the whole wide world.

Yup. It was the perfect weekend.

Nibbling on all these Mediterranean delights reminded us of this super juicy and refreshing Greek Watermelon & Feta Salad and honestly, after discovering this I’m not sure we’ll ever want to go back to a normal salad again!

Greek Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint - Fresh, summer flavours are ready to kick all other salads to the kerb. This vegetarian delight is ready to change your life in 5 minutes. | wandercooks.com

Greek Watermelon Tomato Feta Peppermint Salad

Spoiler alert: I think the biggest surprise is it’s hardly sweet at all. There’s some serious flavour magic going on when olive oil and balsamic vinegar combine and put their powers to work on these fresh and fruity ingredients.

The key to making this killer salad that extra level of awesome is to find a really good watermelon. Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas has some tips on how to pick a superstar watermelon over here >>

Speaking of cheese, we decided to use Australian feta rather than the other varieties. Mostly because I really, really love its slightly crumbly texture (so addicted), but also because it’s not as overpoweringly salty or creamy as some other Danish or European varieties.

But honestly? Any feta is gonna be good, so pick your favourite and have at it!

As they say, fettah makes it bettah!

Greek Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint - Fresh, summer flavours are ready to kick all other salads to the kerb. This vegetarian delight is ready to change your life in 5 minutes. | wandercooks.com

(Pupdog Angus thinks so too.)

So what’s your idea of the perfect weekend? Let us know in the comments below. 🙂

 

Greek Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint - Fresh, summer flavours are ready to kick all other salads to the kerb. This vegetarian delight is ready to change your life in 5 minutes. | wandercooks.com

Greek Watermelon Tomato Feta and Peppermint Salad

Get ready for a big bowl of summertime happiness with this Greek Watermelon Tomato & Feta Salad. Fresh watermelon and tomato go AMAZINGLY GOOD with salty feta and bitey peppermint in a salad that’s juicy, refreshing and deliciously savoury all at the same time.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Wandercooks

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg sweet ripe watermelon diced into small cubes
  • 3 red tomatoes diced
  • 200 g feta diced
  • Handful peppermint leaves whole or chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Place the watermelon and tomato in a bowl. Top with feta and peppermint. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

For best results, serve immediately. This will stop the salad going too watery from the watermelon and the mint leaves drooping from the dressing.
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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Cid
    22/06/2016 at 8:45 pm

    How many does this recipe serve?

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      22/06/2016 at 9:27 pm

      Hey Cid, this should easily serve around 4 – 6 people as a side dish. 🙂

      • Reply
        Cid
        24/06/2016 at 11:51 pm

        Thank you! I’m making this for my daughter’s bridal shower this weekend 🙂

        • Reply
          Wandercooks
          28/06/2016 at 8:10 am

          Hey Cid, that’s lovely to hear! Hope you guys enjoyed and all went well at the bridal shower! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sara | Belly Rumbles
    01/03/2016 at 9:38 pm

    Its amazing how well watermelon and feta go together. Such a gorgeous salad.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      03/03/2016 at 10:28 am

      It was really surprising how savoury the watermelon turns when they are mixed together. Love the combination.

  • Reply
    Kavey
    01/03/2016 at 8:13 pm

    I love this kind of salad, there’s something about watermelon in savoury salads with cheese that works so well!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      03/03/2016 at 10:24 am

      Agreed! We’d only had this once while we were away, so looking forward to making it many more times. Easy, tasty salads are always the best combination.

  • Reply
    Dee
    01/03/2016 at 4:19 pm

    What an awesome looking salad! It’s one of my favorites, and I can’t wait till summer rolls around and I can make this again!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      03/03/2016 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Dee – we’re lucky enough to have watermelon season here at the moment, and there is plenty to go around! We’re more than happy to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner (maybe even dessert haha).

  • Reply
    Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    01/03/2016 at 4:07 pm

    I don’t think I’ve had Australian feta and now I’m curious how it tastes to what I’m used to. My mouth is watering just imagining how delicious this salad is! I need to hunt for some watermelon so I can give this a try!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      03/03/2016 at 10:22 am

      Australian feta is very crumbly, and salty. It’s very different to the usual creamy-melt-in-your-mouth variety. Although, we’d be intrigued to see what it would taste like with that style too!

  • Reply
    nicole
    01/03/2016 at 2:36 pm

    Yum!! This recipe seems to have it all — fresh, sweet, salty, and tangy! Looks super delicious! Saving and pinning for later! Can’t wait to try 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks Nicol. 😀 Hope you enjoy it – and trust us, it tastes as good as it looks!

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    01/03/2016 at 1:32 pm

    This salad looks so refreshing! I want a bite of it right now!!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 3:31 pm

      Get on it haha it’s so light, and very refreshing!

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