I don’t suppose a salad where there’s no cooking involved can really be called a recipe, but I like sharing meal ideas anyway, for a bit of food inspiration!
The truth is, when it comes to cooking or preparing my meals, I keep it extremely simple – express recipes that take no longer than half an hour, healthy salads, light bites and nothing fried. This is the kind of stuff I eat at home!
In the summer, it’s all about salads and fresh ingredients for me, so here’s one worth sharing. Nothing screams ‘summer’ as much as watermelon! Such beautiful, colourful, and incredibly refreshing fruit, and it’s perfect for salads. We were having some people round for lunch, and I had a bit of extra time to kill, so I decided to make this into little cubes to form a cool checkerboard salad.
What I used: Watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, all cut into same size cubes (roughly, I wasn’t too precise with this), accompanied by fresh sprigs of mint and basil. I made a side dressing with greek yogurt, coriander, mint, spinach, grated ginger and lemon juice, salt and pepper, all blended with a tablespoon of water.
This salad is so pretty, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. It’s also great for sharing, as you can serve with cocktail sticks for your guests and dip the little cubes in the dressing.
If you don’t want to spend time making cubes (because, let’s face it, it does take patience!) just use the watermelon to serve your salad. It makes the perfect bowl, and it looks great!
A great summer salad idea for impressing your guests 😄 I think next time, I will also top this with some pomegranate seeds. I just love pomegranate in salads, it adds a bit of refreshing sourness and the bright red colour always looks fantastic. What do you think, would you add something different to this salad? Let me know in the comments 😊
Ingredients for Watermelon, Feta Cheese and Cucumber Salad
- Feta Cheese
- Fresh mint and basil to garnish
- Ground pepper to taste
Ingredients for dressing
- Greek yogurt
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Lemon juice
- Grated ginger