Summer rhymes with refreshing and hydrating watermelon!
Such a low cost and delicious fruit, very healthy and refreshing summer snack, full of goodness. High in fibre, antioxidants and thirst quenching vegetable (!) it is a good source of B6, A vitamins & potassium.
It combines very well with the saltiness of feta and the sweetness of mint to produce a refreshing summer salad – surprising accompaniment to summer barbecues.
*goat’s or sheep’s feta cheese
*seasoning ingredients: salt & pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, (extras: oregano, lemon juice and chilli flakes)
*1/8 of watermelon chopped in cubes
* fresh mint
* mange tout
* parma ham
1/ in advance/ or on the go: chop the feta and place in a bowl with oregano, chilli flakes and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
2/ steam the mange tout for 10 minutes
3/ place in a dish with shredded parma ham and cover (this will soften the parma ham with the heat)
4/ prepare the seasoning at the bottom of a salad bowl: olive oil, vinegar, tsp of mustard, salt & pepper, mix well with a spoon
5/ rinse and place the babyleaf at the bottom of the bowl
6/ peel and chop the cucumber, the watermelon, olives and the fresh mint, place over the salad
7/ cover with the feta
8/ add the parma ham and mange tout
9/ mix the salad
Serving suggestions: toasted pitta breads, tzaziki or other dip! Serve with refreshing home made mint iced tea.