Watermelon Feta, and Black Olive Salad
Adapted from Forever Summer (Hyperion, 2003), by Nigella Lawson. All rights reserved.
A refreshing summer salad.
Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 1 small red onion , halved and sliced into thin half-moons
  • Juice of 2 limes , plus more to taste
  • 3 1/2 pounds sweet ripe watermelon , cut from rind and seeded
  • 9 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint , chopped
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably Kalamata)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Place onion in a small bowl. Add lime juice and allow to steep.

Cut watermelon into approximately 1 3/4 inch triangular pieces (1/4-inch thick). Cut feta into similarly sized pieces and place in a large, wide, shallow bowl with watermelon. Tear off parsley leaves and add to bowl along with chopped mint.

Add onion, along with juices, to salad bowl. Add oil and olives; then, using your hands, toss salad very gently so that feta and melon chunks don't lose their shape. Add a good grinding of black pepper, and add lime juice to taste.

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