Watermelon and feta – so refreshing!

Salty feta, sweet melon, cool cucumber with a hit of lime and mintThere is nothing more refreshing than a cool summer salad. Watermelon is usually served for dessert, but it is savory and fresh in this salad. Make this 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.

 
An added benefit of this fresh dish is that watermelon is full of lycopene. This  powerful antioxidant may help to protect men from prostate cancer and skin from sun damage.
 
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 the fruit and vegetables.
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 if it sits too long, 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 a nice creamy crumbled feta.
Optional: Top with fresh mint or lemon thyme.
 
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