Watermelon, Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta Salad

I absolutely love making and serving this salad. I had guests over for an impromptu dinner by the pool and luckily I had all the ingredients to whip this up.  Refreshing, elegant, vibrant and mostly, simple. The combination of sweet watermelon, juicy heirloom tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, bright herbs and salty feta is perfection!

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Herbs

1/2 medium watermelon, cubed in one inch cube

1 large or two medium size heirloom tomato, sliced into half inch thick ‘steaks’

2 Persian cucumbers, cubed

1/2 red onion, sliced thin

1/2 cup sheep’s milk feta cheese

small handful fresh basil, ripped by hand

small handful of fresh mint, ripped by hand

juice from one lime

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

generous Kosher salt


Slice the tomatoes and place them on a platter. Sprinkle with salt. Add the cubed watermelon, cucumbers, red onion, fresh herbs and crumbled feta. Sprinkle generously with salt. Add the herbs, drizzle with olive oil and fresh lime juice. Serve cool (although it’s even delicious after sitting for half an hour in the fridge).

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