As promised, my Easy Watermelon and Feta Salad! If you're anything like me and you love savory and sweet in the same dish this salad will not disappoint, plus there's no cooking so it's awesome for hot summer days. The basil, watermelon and cucumber make is so refreshing and the feta takes it to another level...a delicious one.

Easy Watermelon and feta salad


what you need:

half of a watermelon

half of an english cucumber

2/3 a block of feta cheese

2 handfuls of fresh basil

homemade red wine vinaigerette (see below)

Make the Red Wine Vinaigerette in the bottom of your serving bowl by mixing 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, be generous. I whisk with a fork to combine everything.

Cube your watermelon (rind removed) into bite size pieces and place in bowl on top of vinagrette. Cut the cucumber lengthwise into two pieces then slice into thin half moon pieces and add to salad. I use an English cucumber because it has less seeds and the skin is tender enough that it doesn't need to be peeled. If you can't find one make sure you peel your cucumber first. Tear or chiffonade the basil and add to salad, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Cut your feta into small squares, add to salad and toss. I like big bites of feta so I toss that in last so the cubes stay in tact as much as possible, but if you would like it more mild you can easily use crumbles. Place it in the fridge until you are ready to serve, you want it as cold as humanly possible. If you want it a little tangier toss the salad with a little more red wine vinegar before serving, I do that depending on who's eating it!

Tomorrow...my Grilled Caponata and Arugula Salad.