I had forgotten about this delicious refreshing salad until I saw it in a recent Oldways Mediterranean Foods Alliance newsletter. Each Friday the organization shares a recipe that reflects the Mediterranean diet. (To learn more about that way of eating just click here.) Serve that to accompany any grilled meat, fish or poultry.
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil or fiery chili-infused extra-virgin olive oil
Juice from half a lemon (or lime)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium watermelon, cut into 1- inch cubes
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
10-ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes
1/3 cup paper-thin slices red onion
1 cup chopped fresh mint, torn
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the dressing. In a large bowl combine the watermelon, olives, feta cheese and onion. Add the dressing and toss gently until evenly coated. Fold in the mint leaves. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Adapted from Mediterranean Foods Alliance newsletter