1. Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad with lime

    WatermelonfetasaladClick on top title to open  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 too, and then I simply add more feta.

    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

    1 half thinly-sliced bulb of fennel

    Juice from 2 limes squeezed over the vegetables


    Salt to taste and add just a dash of cayenne if you wish or add optional fruit vinegar dressing. 

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

    Sprinkle with 1 cup of crumbled feta. Use a nice creamy type. 

    Optional: Top with fresh mint or lemon thyme.


    Optional dressing for those who prefer a more “dressed salad”:


    Fruit vinegar dressing

    ½ cup light fruit vinegar such as raspberry or orange-Muscat

    1 tbsp. honey

    1tsp dry mustard

    Mix well

    Add ½ cup good olive oil and blend well pour lightly over salad before serving