This yummy summer recipe was submitted by Shaker Alex of Big Swinging Blog:
Watermelon, Feta, & Black Olive Salad
1 small red onion
2-4 limes, depending on juiciness
3.5 lbs sweet, ripe watermelon
9 oz feta cheese
bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
bunch of mint, chopped
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 oz (1/2 cup) pitted black olives
–Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons and put in a small bowl to steep with the lime juice. Two limes worth should do it, but if the limes aren’t very juicy add more.
–Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon, and cut into approximately 1.5 inch triangular chunks.
–Cut the feta into similar sized pieces and put them both into a large, wide shallow
bowl. Tear off sprigs of parsley so that it is used like a salad leaf rather than a garnish, and add to the bowl along with the chopped mint. Add the onions, along with the juice, the oil and olives, then using your hands toss the salad very gently so that the feta and melon don’t lose their shape.
–Add a good grinding of black pepper and taste to see whether the dressing needs
more lime. Serves 8.
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