Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cooling Watermelon,Pineapple & Feta cheese salad

Watermelon is the fruit of summer.....and what do we all look for in the sultry heat ...something cooling !!
Well when I saw that the "Fruit of the month" was my favorite watermeon I was delighted . A little search over the net revealed a number of ways of utilizing this beautiful and gorgeous fruit for making lovely and tasty dishes.

Salads are a favorites in the summers ..so here's a colorful , cooling and gorgeous looking salad using this fruit . The firm texture of the pineapple wonderfully complements the watermelon and the feta cheese brings just the right amount of surprise element into the salad.

Ingredients :-

Watermelon - cubed - 1-2 cups
Pineapple - cubed - 1-2 cups (same quantity as watermelon)
Red onion - finely chopped - 2 tbsp.
Feta cheese - crumbled or diced - 3 tbsp.
Mint- finely chopped - 1-2 tbsp.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 2-3 tbsp.
Freshly crushed/ground black pepper - as per taste
Salt - as per taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and toss well .Refrigerate for 1/2 - 1 hour before serving. Add salt just before serving and toss well. Adding salt earlier will lead to a soggy and watery salad which we donot want. So go ahead and happy tossing :-)

This is my entry for
A Fruit A Month (AFAM) - July I hope it is accepted :-)



16 comments:

bee said...

thanks for your unique entry. see you at the roundup.

Taste of Mysore said...

Salad is colorful and drink looks gorgeous.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thanks .... for the comment ..try them they taste good too :-)

Vcuisine said...

A cool Salad for this hot summer. Viji

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

good salad...good for health....mouth watering....haaaah...visit me

Sia said...

watermelon salad and cooler will keep me going in this summer:)

Asha said...

Ooh! S, Feta is my favorite cheese and combined with sweet Watermelon,I bet it's yum!:)

Priyanka said...

Ch,
This is a winner. I can imagine how amazing it will taste..... . Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your lovely words. btw, am bookmarking this salad of yours.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Hi all ,

This salad is very refreshing also ..especially in this heat ..I have made this salad atleast 3 times in the last 10 days on popular demand :-)

Feta cheese gives an interesting taste to the salad ..against the background of sweet watermelon and pineapple ...

Thanks for dropping by and the kind words Viji, Sia ,Raghu Ram Prasad ,Ashaji and Priyanka ...I am encouraged to try more things and put them on the blog :-)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Priyanka ..thanks for bookmarking the recipe :-)

Roopa said...

you have a lovely blog here! those are just wonderfull entries!

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thanks Roopa !

Dr Naina said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and dropping a comment. Your blog has interesting recipes too. would love to try all of them.

Savithri said...

I've been wanting to try the feta/watermelon combo for a while! I'll have to try out your recipe:)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks Savitri ...do try it ..it will not disappoint you :-)

Pearlsofeast said...

This salad looks so tempting Nupur.A very different one.