24. watermelon feta spinach salad

March 13, 2012mayurisjikoni
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  a cool treat! 

Watermelons are in season at the moment in India. I have made this salad umpteen times as its  very refreshing, cool and different from the conventional salads. Usually, I keep the watermelon cubes in the fridge till required. Use up your not so sweet watermelon as a salad. Rich in potassium and Vitamin A, low in calories so go on and have this for lunch till the season lasts.


2 generous servings
2 cups of watermelon cubes or balls
12 -15  baby spinach leaves, washed
10 -12 black olives cut into halves
1/2 cup feta cheese cubes
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt or according to your taste
1/2 tsp coarse pepper powder
  1. Cut the watermelon and keep in the fridge till required.
  2. Chop the mint leaves. Pat dry the spinach leaves on a kitchen paper towel.
  3. In a bowl mix the feta cheese, olives, spinach leaves and mint.
  4. In another bowl mix the dressing.
  5. To serve add the watermelon and dressing and toss the salad gently.
  • I had difficulty finding feta cheese in India. So instead of feta cheese I added paneer and it tasted good. Some high end supermarkets do sell it but its very expensive.
  • Can add thin slices of a small white onion.
  • Can add chilli flakes if you like.
  • I had to pick out the tender and small leaves from a normal palak bunch as baby spinach is not available in India. It tasted equally good.
  • If you are serving this salad for a larger party, leave the dressing on the side as the salad tends to get watery very quickly.



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