A cool summer salad of watermelon, cucumber, feta, and lime

A touch of salt, a kiss of sweet, and the  tart smack of lime --perfect!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 on a grill. It is particularly delicious with spicy grilled prawns.  I like it for lunch too, and then I simply add more feta.

Serves 4-6
Combined:
4 cups of cubed watermelon
3 cups of peeled and cubed cucumber. If you wish use small pickling cucumbers or English cucumbers, and then seeding is unnecessary. It is also optional to peel English cucumbers, if you scrub the peel well.
 
½- ¾ cup diced sweet onion
Juice from 2 limes squeezed over.
Toss
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 is fine, but more so and it will not look or taste as it should.
 
Place the well-chilled salad on a platter or in individual serving dishes.
 
Sprinkle with 1 cup of crumble feta. Use a nice creamy type.
Optional: Top with fresh mint or lemon thyme.
 

 

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