Getting a fresh, sweet, ripe watermelon on it's own is good enough to please the ol' taste buds. But I'm always on the lookout for interesting flavor combinations. So here's a salad that I made that puts together ingredients that you may not think would go so well.
But they do! Sweet, salty, savory--it's all there! Try it!
WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA, OLIVES AND BACON
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 lbs watermelon (preferably seedless), cut into 1 1/2" chunks (about 10 cups), chilled
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (or more to taste)
1 cup kalamata olives, coarsely chopped (or more to taste)
1 small sweet onion, cut in 1/2" dice
1 cup mint, coarsely chopped
5 sliced bacon, cooked until crispy and coarsely chopped
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, juice, salt, hot sauce and pepper.
- Add watermelon, feta, olives and onion. Toss gently.
- Garnish with mint and bacon. Serve chilled.