It’s all very well being festively plump over the Christmas season, but as we know it’s hard to lose the weight come January.
So today’s recipe is a beautiful looking, very healthy, not so fattening, Christmassy, fresh Watermelon Salad.
I love this salad because it’s a little bit different, it’s easy to prepare, and it makes a lovely accompaniment to cold meats or even prawns on the barbie at Christmas.
I think it looks really festive because of the vibrant red, green and white colours, and while the flavours are fresh it’s full of goodness and healthy too.
Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta
Serves 8 – 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1kg seedless watermelon, cut into about 3cm or 4cm cubes (large enough not to go squishy, small enough to be bite sized).
260g Lebanese Cucumbers (2 – 3) de-seeded and sliced thinly (I sometimes use English cucumbers, de seeded and cut into cubes)
6 green onions (shallots) sliced into thin circular cubes
One quarter of a cup of fresh mint
125g feta cheese (crumbled – not too finely)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh if possible)
Decorate with fresh mint sprigs when you serve
Here’s what to do
Toss the watermelon, onion, cucumber and chopped mint into a large bowl.
Mix gently being careful not to smash the watermelon.
Put the mixture onto a large platter and then sprinkle on the crumbled feta.
Drizzle lemon juice over the salad.
Decorate with mint sprigs.
(Refrigerate and eat within two days as the melon goes watery. Not suitable for freezing.)
Hope you enjoy this one Lifestylers!
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Next Friday – watch out for a healthy vegetarian recipe.
Do you have any favourite Christmas recipes to share in the comments?
Until next time,