Despite the fact that the days are starting to get cooler, I am still enjoying summery salads. We are at the tail end of melon season and I have certainly been enjoying them. In particular I have been focusing on the local musk melons and every one that I have gotten so far this season has been perfectly ripe, nice and juicy and sweet. I first came across the concept of using a sweet melon in a savoury salad a while ago and it intrigued me. These savoury melon salads typically include salty feta which sounded like it would be an interesting combination. In addition the the melon and feta you can toss in herbs like basil or mint and then you can round the salad off with some diced red onion. I like to ‘dress’ the salad with a simple olive oil and lime juice vinaigrette seasoned with salt and pepper. The sweet and juicy melon and salty feta combo in this salad works surprisingly well! The red onion provides a nice bite and the mint finishes the salad off nicely. What a great way to enjoy the last days of summer.
Melon and Feta Salad
- 4 cups melon (or cantaloupe, scooped and cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1/4 cup red onion (sliced, optional)
- 1 handful feta (crumbled)
- 1 tablespoon mint (thinly sliced)
- 1 lime (juice)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything together.