1. Refreshing watermelon, feta, and cucumber salad

    Refreshing watermelon, feta, and cucumber saladClick the topmost title to open and scroll

    There is nothing more refreshing than a cool summer salad. Watermelon is usually served for dessert, but it becomes savory and fresh in this salad. Make it in minutes and serve it with chicken, fish, or beef – anything you can toss onto a grill. It is particularly delicious with spicy grilled prawns. I like it for lunch with feta cheese.


    Serves 4-6:



    4 cups of cubed watermelon

    3 cups of peeled and cubed cucumber

    (If you wish use small pickling cucumbers or English cucumbers; seeding is unnecessary. It is also optional to peel English cucumbers, if you scrub the peel well.)

    ½ to ¾ cup of diced sweet onion

    Juice from 2 limes squeezed over the vegetables




    Salt to taste and add just a dash of cayenne if you wish.


    Do not make the salad too much in advance. An hour or two in advance is fine, but if you do it too early, it will not look or taste as it should.


    Place the well-chilled salad on a platter or in individual serving dishes.


    Sprinkle with one cup of crumbled feta. Use a nice creamy type.


    Optional: Top with fresh mint or lemon thyme.