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.
Beth M says
I did a salad very similar on my blog this past week. I love your variation with the pepper and olive oil. I will definitely have to try that next time!
OM, this is very unusual salad. I love melon with prosciutto, I am sure I'll like this as well.
Divina Pe says
I love this salad. This is perfect for a hot weather in the Philippines. Thanks Kevin
Yum! I had a delicious similar salad (with watermelon) in Israel years ago but not since–thanks for reminding me! I'll have to try your version soon.
Deeba @Passionate About Baking says
love the combination of fruit with feta…some herbs thrown in, and the bowl absolutely sings! It's wonderful Kevin…
Feta is one of my favorite cheeses! Its surprisingly goes well with lots of things! Salad looks very tasty!!!
I love this! Wish I had some melon so I could make it right now.
Susan @ SGCC says
This looks lovely, Kevin! I love melon in salads. I make one similar to this using watermelon chunks. So refreshing!
I don't mind eating a summery salad any time of the year. I'm sure I'd enjoy this. I like the combination of the melon and feta, though I've never tried it. I think it's an interesting combo.
Looks good! My dad does this with watermelon and some spring (green onion) with the feta.
i haven't tried melon salad without any other frui in it. 'm sure this tastes great!
Feta and fruit is a nice combination. I just had watermelon and feta recently, and really liked it. I imagine the melon and feta is similar. Persian feta is my favourite.
I don't think you can go too far wrong with this, do you? A lovely combination for those late summer days… And lovely colours, too.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A delightful combo!
Morta Di Fame says
This looks very similar to the watermelon feta salads that I had often in Greece. So delicious!
That is such an interesting combination. It sounds surprisingly good.
Freckle and Hyde says
I have to try this! so simple yet it looks so good! I love your blog!!!
great! what a great way to end summer! everything in it works for mre!!
gorgeous and very season!
What a refreshing salad, it looks so good with that feta and mint!
Another great use of Feta with Melons! Simply delicious!
This salad looks so refreshing. Feta makes everything better. Figtreeapps
I made a watermelon and feta salad earlier this summer and was so surprised at how well the flavors went together. I am definitely going to give this one a try as I have ripe melon in the fridge!d
We Are Not Martha says
Mmm what an awesome flavor combination!! I love anything with feta 🙂
I love this salad. What a fantastic combination of colors and flavors.
that actually looks really wonderful. i have melon and gorganzola right now, i wonder if that would still be good…
Melon, feta and prosciutto are the best together. I put them over some pasta not too long ago. Great summer salad.
Chef Fresco says
My aunt made a salad just like this a while ago – very unique combo! Pretty pics!