Watermelon, Olive & Feta Salad

Watermelon, Olive and Feta Salad

Serves 6 as an appetizer

1 small or half a large watermelon, sliced into chunks
1 jar pitted kalamata olives
1 package nice quality feta (Trader Joe’s sells Israeli “Pastures of Eden”, a delish and creamy feta. )
1 bunch or a combo bunch of herbs of your choice:  cilantro, mint, parsley, basil or all 4 are great contenders.  Experiment!
nice quality olive oil
balsamic reduction (sold as “Balsamic glaze” at Trader Joe’s or Cost Plus, or make your own by slowly reducing balsamic vinegar)
Maldon salt

 

Preparing this salad is Molto Facile! Just combine. Heap a few watermelon slices in the middle of the plate, sprinkle some olives, top with slices of feta, tuck in the herbs. To finish, put a finger over the olive oil bottle so that you can drizzle a teeny amount. Similarly, drizzle the balsamic reduction in a pretty fashion using a large, sweeping wave-of-the-wand-like motion. Bene!  If you love flaky sea salt as much as we do, a sprinkle on top is lovely – but be parsimonious with the salt, as the feta and olives are both salty.

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