This is a super refreshing salad that makes me think of summer whatever the weather (looks outside at the rain). Colourful, packed full of vitamins and nutritious too, you guys will love this flavour combo, I promise you!
The marriage of creamy feta against the sweet watermelon and tangy pomegranate makes for a truly flavoursome salad and I rustle this up as a dinner party starter too.
I’ve used basil leaves here to add some sharpness but any salad leaves will work well. Raw spinach is another favourite!
Serves 2 (multiply for more)
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 3 handfuls of fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 a pomegranate, peeled, seeds removed
- 4 slices of watermelon
- 60g feta cheese (or more if you wish)
- 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- balsamic glaze/lime
- pinch rock salt
- freshly ground pepper
Ingredients if you choose to make the balsamic glaze
- 250ml of Modena balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of an unrefined sweetener, I use honey but you could also use coconut sugar or maple syrup.
If making the glaze, start with that.
Add vinegar and honey to a medium sized pan. Bring to a simmer over a medium high heat then adjust to a low heat for around 10-15 minutes whilst the liquid thickens and reduces.
Keep an eye on the syrup so it doesn’t burn. Reduce until you reach your desired thickness and then store in a glass bottle.
If you are using shop bought arrange the salad first.
In a bowl place all the ingredients together all the ingredients, adding the cheese last. Drizzle the olive oil, balsamic glaze and season.
I also made the salad without the glaze using an olive oil and lime dressing with salt and pepper.
Quick, simple and couldn’t be tastier unless eaten in Cyprus itself! Enjoy!