Valleybrink Road | Recipes | Watermelon Salad With Feta And Basil | Serves 4 10 oz feta 5 cups watermelon, cut into chunks 3/4 cups small basil leaves 1/4 red onion, sliced paper thin on a mandolin Maldon salt freshly cracked black pepper CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE 1 tablespoon champagne vinega.

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Watermelon Salad With Feta And Basil
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Description

This salad is sweet, crunchy, salty, and creamy all at once. Thrown together in less than ten minutes, it's a perfect dish for hot summer days and nights. The key is all in the ingredients. Use the best you can find.

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In a bowl, combine the champagne vinegar, olive oil, and a little drizzle of honey. Whisk until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Toss the onions into the dressing and set aside.

 

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On a large platter or cutting board, arrange the watermelon chunks. Drizzle a little bit of the champagne vinaigrette and onions on top of the watermelon. Sprinkle a little Maldon salt directly on the watermelon.

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Next, start to generously crumble the feta on top. 

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Scatter some small basil leaves throughout. Drizzle more vinaigrette and onions on top of the feta and basil.

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Finish with a generous pinch of Maldon salt and freshly cracked black pepper. If you are doing several layers of watermelon, then make sure to repeat the above for each layer.

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Serves 4

  • 10 oz feta 
  • 5 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cups small basil leaves
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced paper thin on a mandolin
  • Maldon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

 

CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • a little honey
  • sea salt
  • black pepper