I know this sounds a little strange, but believe me this is an amazingly refreshing salad for a hot summer day...
I've made it a few times, and it is just incredible!!
And since summer is on its way, I thought i'd give you foodies a head start to wow your guests!
1 small red onion
2 limes (juiced, or 4 depending on juiciness)
1.5 kilograms seedless
watermelon (or just a decent sized melon)
250 grams feta cheese... (depending on how much you like Feta... I love it, so I use more)
1 bunch Flat leaf parsley
1 bunch Mint (chopped)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
100 grams black olives (pitted)
1 pinch of black pepper (to taste, i use half a teaspoon)
1.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, to bring out the transparent
pinkness in the onions and diminish their rasp. Two limes' worth should do it, but you can find the fruits disappointingly dried up and barren when
you cut them in half, in which case add more.
2.Remove the rind and pips from the watermelon, and cut into approximately 4cm triangular chunks, if that makes sense (maths is not my strong point).
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.
3.Tip the now glowingly puce onions, along with their pink juices over the salad in the bowl, add 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
edit on 1-4-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)