I love this time of the year when all the fresh produce is available at the farmers' market. In this salad here, the watermelon is from the market (growing watermelon on the terrace in the city center is too much even for a loco person like I am), and all the herbs, cucumber, and strawberries are from my terrace. I just love going out and picking a little something from one pot and another thing from another. Pure luxury and it does not get any fresher.
This salad is something I could eat every day right now. I almost do eat it every day. So light, refreshing, sweet, and also slightly salty from the feta. I do play around with different seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds) instead of pine nuts and different herbs, but the combination I bought out in the recipe is my absolute favorite.
Thai basil and mint are a wonderful combination in many Thai dishes too and lend their freshness to this salad perfectly. And I do like to go quite heavy on black pepper too.
Nothing more to add here. Perfection on the plate!
Watermelon Salad with Strawberries, Herbs, and Feta
Cooking time: 10 minutes
2 cups of cubed watermelon
½ cup of strawberries, halved
1 small cucumber, chopped
2 tbsp pine nuts
A small handful of each – Thai basil, mint, and spinach
2 tbsp feta cheese (feel free to use a vegan alternative)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
The juice of ¼ lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Toast the pine nuts on a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes.
In the bottom of a large bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, a dash of salt, and a healthy amount of black pepper.
Place the watermelon, strawberries, and cucumber on top, and mix gently through with the sauce.
Place the herbs and spinach in the same bowl. You can tear some smaller leaves into halves, but I generally prefer keeping them whole.
To finish, sprinkle the feta and pine nuts on top and enjoy.
By Kadri Raig
Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She loves to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!" Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here: www.kahvliga.ee.
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