4 cups of cubed watermelon
1 cup of cucumber, peeled and diced
1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, torn
1/4 cup of crumbled feta
1/4 cup of red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of black olives, pitted and halved
For the dressing
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by preparing the watermelon. Cut it into bite-sized cubes, removing any seeds as you go. Place the cubed watermelon in a large mixing bowl
Add the diced cucumber, torn mint leaves, crumbled feta, sliced red onion, and halved black olives to the mixing bowl. These ingredients will add a fresh and savory element to the salad
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. This dressing will enhance the flavors of the salad and bring everything together
Pour the dressing over the watermelon mixture and gently toss everything together, ensuring that all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing
Once well combined, refrigerate the salad for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and for the salad to chill
Q: What can I do with lots of watermelon?
A: Besides making this delicious watermelon salad, you can use the excess watermelon to create refreshing agua frescas, blend it into smoothies, make watermelon popsicles, or even grill it for a unique twist. The possibilities are endless!
Q: Can you freeze watermelon?
A: Absolutely! Freezing watermelon is a fantastic way to enjoy its sweetness and juiciness even when it's out of season. Cut the watermelon into small chunks or slices, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the watermelon pieces to an airtight container or freezer bag. Frozen watermelon can be used in smoothies, and cocktails, or enjoyed as a refreshing frozen treat.
Q: How do you sweeten a tasteless watermelon?
A: If your watermelon is lacking sweetness, you can try sprinkling a little sugar or honey over the watermelon cubes and letting them sit for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice over the watermelon to enhance its natural sweetness. The addition of a pinch of salt can also help bring out the flavors.