One of the many reasons I love watermelons is because this beautiful, pink fruit is so versatile. It tastes great on its own as a sweet and refreshing snack, but also pairs well with savory flavors to create unique salads.
In this recipe the sweet fruit is balanced with tangy feta cheese and the sharpness of rocket leaves. This salad get especially crisp if the melon is slightly chilled.
All the ingredients compliment each so well and it's so pretty to look at too. Give this a try, it's perfectly yummy!The combination of sweet, spicy and tangy cheese is a party for your mouth.
I love the colors and textures of this salad. This is a perfect salad for your next dinner party or for just sitting in front of the television watching your favorite movie.
Handful of fresh greens - Lettuce , baby spinach & a few rocket leaves
1 small water melon
2 one - inch cubes Feta Cheese
10 walnuts crushed
100 grams sugar
Clean and wash greens and place in a bowl of ice cubes . Put bowl in refrigerator.With a melon scoop , scoop put a dozen or so roundels of watermelons . Put in the freezer immediately.
Heat sugar over medium heat in a non-stick pan , till it melts to a golden syrup . Be sure to do this over a very low flame .Add crushed walnuts to the syrup . Let them cool .
Assembling the salad
Take out greens from the refrigerator , drain water and toss with some olive oil . Sprinkle caramelized walnuts over the greens . Add watermelon scoops and with your fingers crush the feta over the salad! Serve!
And this great salad would not have happened if I had not met ace photographer Anoop Negi ...clearly a man with many talents ......this beautiful feta is something he makes with a lot of love ....thank-you again :))
Hint: If you happen to get a chance to see the inside of the watermelon (many markets sell halves or quarters), go for the dark-red ones, they are sweeter and more aromatic