Friday, May 15, 2015

Watermelon and Herbed Feta Cheese Salad

Sweet, juicy, ripe, beautiful watermelon...I've been waiting for you. And just in time for Memorial Day weekend. That is the official start of summer entertaining as far as I'm concerned and whomever decided summer doesn't really start until June 21st needs to rethink that.

What I have noticed about myself over the years is that I tend to start off with more elaborate meal plans and as the summer goes on, I tend to switch to tossing things in the middle of the table for guests to grab for.

OK, maybe not really but I promise you that this beautifully plated salad will just be served in a giant bowl in a few weeks.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves because right now I'm in first summer meal planning mode and guests are going to be treated to this stunning salad. Fortunately, it's quite easy to make it look pretty and sweet watermelon and sharp feta cheese taste SO good together. Naturally there will be scraps left after you cut rings out of the watermelon but I consider those the cook's treats. Enjoy!

by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients (2 Servings)
  • 4 Slices of seedless watermelon, about 1/2" thick (about 2 slices per serving)
  • 1/4 Cup feta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped chives or parsley
  • 2 Cups mixed salad greens
Mix together the feta, cream cheese, milk and herbs until fully combined. It should be thick but spreadable.

Cut rounds (approx. 2 1/2") out of each slice of watermelon and layer 4 rounds with about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture spread between them. Serve over the salad greens and dress lightly with oil and vinegar or your favorite dressing.

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  1. It looks so fresh and summer-y! I'm hoping that my husband and son will want to try it!

  2. This watermelon salad looks so refreshing for those hot summer days coming up. Can't wait to try this!

  3. Great summer flavors all in one dish...and so easy to make. Thanks!!

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