Monday, September 6, 2010

Watermelon and Feta Salad

This is my all time favorite summertime potluck bring along.  Yeah, this Nigella Lawson recipe is a bit weird sounding with the onions and all, but at the heart of it, it is just fruit and cheese...a classic combo.

1 small red onion
2-4 limes, depending on juiciness
3-pound watermelon
8 ounces feta cheese
handful of Italian parsley
handful of fresh mint
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 ounces Kalamata olives (totally family is not olive friendly, so they rarely make it in.)
coarsely ground black pepper

Peel and halve the red onion, then cut into the thinest slices possible. Cover with lime juice, and let the onion steep for at least 30 minutes.

Remove the rind and seeds from the melon, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Cut the feta into slightly smaller pieces, and put the watermelon and the feta in a large bowl. Coarsely chop the olives, parsley, and mint, and add them to the bowl. Pour in the onions and the lime juice, and add the olive oil and pepper. Toss gently.

Serves 8.  Or if you are me, 1.

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