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Friday, July 30, 2021

Watermelon with Mint and Feta, one of the best tastes of summer!

Watermelon with Mint and Feta! One of the best tasting, most refreshing bowls of fruit you will enjoy...Don't let the combination of ingredients frighten you, they go together as perfectly as the ocean and a sandy beach. 


In our previous home, we had a patch of mint. I call it a patch because mint has been known to take over a yard or two with its exuberance to grow! Because of such action when growing mint, we plant it in a large heavy-duty garden pot and sink that planter into the ground. Mint then has the comforts of being in the ground for temperature control and we get control over how far it spreads and takes over (usually, it does not).

Mint is a wonderful plant to have in your garden, and it is important to the success of Watermelon with Mint and Feta summer salad! Feta offers a flavor contrast to the sweet fruit, and the mint brings both flavors together. Once I made this salad, I instantly understood why as a child many of the adults at the table would sprinkle salt on their watermelon. Of course, as a kid, I did not understand salt on melon, I was all about the sweet... 


Fast forward to the last few decades (yikes, where does the time go?) and I love flavor combinations like this one. Watermelon with Mint and Feta is always refreshing and the watermelon offers a host of good nutrition. Vibrant-colored foods are always so delicious and watermelon is no exception. But then again, red is my favorite color! I hope you give this salad a try, it will be one of your favorites also. The recipe is easily made using half a standard watermelon. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • watermelon
  • fresh mint
  • feta cheese
You will also need:
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • large bowl
  • large serving bowl or platter
  • measuring cups
Now we are ready to begin!



Watermelon with Mint and Feta 
adapted from: recipes found everywhere!

4 c watermelon chunks, you can dice or use a fork for irregular shapes
1/4 c mint leaves, minced
3/4 - 1 c crumbled Feta Cheese

Cut the watermelon into bite-sized pieces. You may dice or use a fork for more texture. 

In a large bowl combine the watermelon and the minced mint, by folding the mint into the melon. 

Spoon the melon mixture into a shallow serving bowl or platter, then scatter the Feta Cheese over the top. Refrigerate until serving time.

Storage options for Watermelon with Mint and Feta. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend freezing this dish. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Watermelon with Mint and Feta has been included below. 

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Watermelon with Mint and Feta 
adapted from: recipes found everywhere!

4 c watermelon chunks, you can dice or use a fork for irregular shapes
1/4 c mint leaves, minced
3/4 - 1 c crumbled Feta Cheese

Cut the watermelon into bite-sized pieces. You may dice or use a fork for more texture. 

In a large bowl combine the watermelon and the minced mint, by folding the mint into the melon. 

Spoon the melon mixture into a shallow serving bowl or platter, then scatter the Feta Cheese over the top. Refrigerate until serving time.

Storage options for Watermelon with Mint and Feta. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend freezing this dish. 


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  1. So refreshing! We have a mint patch too.

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    1. I hope to get a pot of mint going here, it is one of my favorites!

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  2. How perfect for summer, and a lovely combination of flavors!

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  3. I'm not gonna lie my first impulse was that this was a weird combo but actually when I think about it I think it'll be delicious. I've put feta on my shopping list so I can try it out. Thanks.

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    1. This is an interesting (and delicious) combination of flavors, but they just simply work! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  4. Great taste combination. I'd love it.

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