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.
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.
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250g of chilled Watermelon
10g of fresh Mint
50g of cubed Feta cheese
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.
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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