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Watermelon & Feta Salad – a Taste of Summer

It’s been a busy few days with three important events all on  5th May. Firstly the Mexican Festival – Cinco de Mayo was widely celebrated around the World.  Congratulations to Liverpool Football Club who won on Thursday to reach the Europa League Final. We’ve also had Council & Mayoral Elections in the UK. Here in London Summer has finally arrived with lots of sunshine &  temperatures of 24-26 C  expected this weekend.  I wanted to make this delicious salad that is perfect for lunch or a great accompaniment for your weekend BBQ. This recipe with its vibrant red & white colours would be great for all Liverpool football fans to make in celebration. Thanks to Nigella Lawson for the recipe.

Ingredients (serves 2 for lunch, or 4 as a side dish)

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 350g (12.3 oz) of fresh watermelon cut into chunks, and seeds removed
  • 170g (6 oz) of feta cheese drained and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled & very finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 15-20 olives, pitted if you prefer (I used Italian Taggiasca)
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Put the red onions in a small bowl and add the lime juice, and leave to steep for at least 5 minutes
  • In a large bowl combine  the ingredients and gently toss

A delicious and refreshing salad that sums up Summer in bowl – perfect to eat in the sunshine.

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