Watermelon season is fast approaching and this is a salad that will be a summertime favorite in your home this season. I first made this for the Memorial Day pool kick off last year and was asked to bring it to all picnics we were invited to all summer long. I think you’re going to agree this will become a family summer favorite.
Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese
½ cup olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper thinly sliced Remove the seeds and membrane, with gloves!!
1 TBSP fresh lime juice
1 TBSP Champagne vinegar
½ Tsp of fresh thyme or fresh mint
¼ Tsp kosher salt
1 Seedless Watermelon cut into 3” squares 1” thick
8 oz block of Feta Cheese cut into 3” squares ¼” thick
Combine olive oil, ½ of the sliced jalapeno, lime juice, vinegar and salt in a jar with a tightly closed lid. Shake vigorously for 2 minutes and set aside. Start layering one slice of watermelon topped with one layer of Feta, drizzle with the dressing, repeat layering and dressing until each plate has approximately 3-4 slices of watermelon and Feta. Garnish the salad with either the thyme or mint and if you want to spice it up the rest of the jalapeno. Your left- over dressing can be stored up to 10 days. Leaving the jalapeno in the dressing makes it even more spicy.