Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

A perfect detox breakfast; day 1. Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint, drizzled with honey and chased with my favorite Green Juice Mango Smoothie. Just what the Dr ordered after a vacation filled with fish and chips, Eton Mess, cream teas, and lots of hard cider and cocktails! 
Watermelon and Feta may seem like a strange pairing, but trust me on this, salty and sweet, refreshing and cool, is always a winning combination. The stunning pink and green colors of this watermelon salad is an added bonus if you subscribe to the theory that we eat with our eyes first!
Watermelon and Feta Salad has become the darling of restaurant menus of late, but for me this salad reminds me of the many breakfasts we shared with our extended family at our Beach House growing up. A typical sumer breakfast at our Beach House was a big icy bowl of cubed watermelon, a chunk of feta cheese drizzled with olive oil, cracked pepper, and sea salt, hard boiled or scrambled eggs, a bowl of marinated olives and a large tomato salad. 

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint Recipe
This recipe is so easy, there really are no exact measurements. Really, it is up to you how much feta you want to lay on your piece of watermelon! To me the most important elements in making a delicious watermelon salad with feta are that the watermelon is really sweet and cold, and the feta should be of high quality and at room temperature.

Step 1: The most time consuming part of making Watermelon Salad with Feta is slicing the watermelon. I cut both ends off the watermelon and then stand the watermelon upright, slicing away all of the rind. Make sure you do not have any light rind left as this will have no flavor. Slice watermelon vertically into rounds, thickness up to you.
Step 2: Add Feta Cheese to watermelon. Chiffonade or tear mint into ribbons or small pieces and sprinkle on top of watermelon. Drizzle honey. Optional: flakey sea salt.

*If you live in the Boston area, Sophia’s Greek Pantry sells the most extensive selection of Greek Feta Cheese. I am partial to Kozani Feta which is a sheep’s milk feta cheese. While there, pick up some of Sophia’s award winning Goat Milk Greek Yogurt. You will never go back to supermarket yogurt again!
Sophia’s Greek Pantry: 265 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

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