WATERMELON, MINT & FETA SALAD

WATERMELON, MINT & FETA SALAD

The recent weather in London  has been gloriously hot, which means more Salads, chilled juices, Sorbets, Picnics etc. I decided to make a quick salad with the Watermelon I had in the fridge.

Growing up in Ghana, the Watermelon and Mango season were my absolute favourite. I’ll confidently say, I became a self appointed connoisseur of the aforementioned fruits; much to the chagrin of the fruit sellers. I used to pick the Watermelon  to check its heaviness and for the creamy yellow patch at the bottom to ensure its ripeness.

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Moving to London, I quickly deduced the best Watermelon were from the local grocers. The closest to a perfectly ripened , deep coloured, sweet and crunchy Watermelon (which I enjoyed in Ghana) are available in most Asian grocers. The best part is, they’re mostly cut open, wrapped in cling film, making the decision process much easier.

As I picked the quartered perfectly ripened Watermelon, with a bunch of fresh Mint, I knew I had a choice of making Watermelon and Mint juice, Slushies  , Granita, Sorbet, Salads and even grill it. I placed the Watermelon in the fridge and enjoyed a few slices on its own.

I opted to make this simple sweet , crunchy and salty salad today and couldn’t wait to share the recipe . Salt has been omitted from this dish as the Feta is salty.

Enjoy this refreshing Salad. Don’t forget to subscribe, try the recipe, leave comments about your experience and share. Let’s start mixing..

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Ingredients

250g of  chilled Watermelon

10g of fresh Mint

50g of cubed Feta cheese

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Method

Deseed the Watermelon , separate the flesh from its rind and cut into sizeable cubes.

Transfer the Watermelon into a bowl and add the diced Feta.

Add the chopped fresh Mint and mix till well combined.

Refrigerate the salad for 20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.

Serve as a starter or enjoy it on a hot sunny day, as part of a picnic.

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If you don’t have access to Feta cheese, try using grilled Halloumi or the fried Wagashi (the Ghanaian cheese) and thank me later.

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BAKED BEANS & POACHED EGGS

BAKED BEANS & POACHED EGGS

Whatever you do, trying this recipe is a must. I created this recipe by accident (using leftovers) and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The recipe is easy to follow, cost effective and equally delicious.

The smoky, tangy taste of the herb sauce compliments the sweet and moorish taste of the baked beans. This recipe works perfectly with Sour dough bread , as the slight sour taste of the bread compliments the smoky and tangy taste of the dish. Try this recipe and let me hear from you.

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Ingredients

250g of baked beans

4 free range or organic eggs

400ml of water

Herb sauce

20g of finely chopped Parsley

10g of fresh or dry Oregano

20g of chopped Spring Onions

2 tablespoonful of Olive oil

1 teaspoon of white Wine Vinegar

Half a teaspoon of smoked Paprika

A pinch of Salt & Pepper

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Method

Poached Eggs

Pour the water into a frying pan and place on a medium heat for 3 minutes and reduce the heat to its lowest setting.

Crack an egg into a bowl and gently add it to the simmering water, ensuring it’s intact. Repeat this process till you have all the eggs in the water.

Leave the eggs to cook gently for 2.5 minutes (for a perfect  soft egg), remove with a slotted spoon and reserve for later.

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT POACHED EGG

Click the link above for the full poached egg recipe on my YouTube page.

Herby Sauce

Add all the ingredients of Spring Onions, Parsley, Oregano, Smoked Paprika, Olive oil, White Wine Vinegar, Salt and Pepper to a bowl and mix till well combined.

Baked Beans

Place the baked beans into a saucepan and heat through for 5 minutes.

To serve

Place a portion of the heated baked beans into a bowl, add 2 poached eggs and sprinkle with the herb sauce.

 

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You can serve this with toasted Sour dough bread or freshly baked baguette and a fresh Cucumber skin juice.

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Recipe for the Cucumber skin juice will be updated soon.

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