Crisp sweet watermelon is topped with salty feta cheese & olives, mint, greens, and a dash of balsamic. Close your eyes and go to Greece!
An entire slice of watermelon makes the “base” of this salad, which makes the eating fun. Look for a feta cheese of a premium quality — it will taste creamy ans not too salty. Plus, it is richer and not too crumbly. We love Pastures of Eden at Trader Joe’s. Any sort of salad green will do, but we love spinach leaves with lots of fresh, whole mint leaves. The balance is so tasty!
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1 small watermelon
1 jar pitted kalamata olives
1 package good quality feta (Trader Joe's "Pastures of Eden" is a nice choice)
1 bunch mint
1 pack baby spinach
balsamic glaze, for garnish
Cut the watermelon into 6 slices. Remove the rind from each slice by cutting a concentric circle around each slice. Place each pretty watermelon circle on individual plates.
Scatter each salad with a sprinkle of olives, some crumbles of feta, and a few mint and spinach leaves. Drizzle each plate with olive oil, add fresh pepper and Maldon salt. To finish, add the balsamic reduction.