Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad

Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad
Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad
In this summer salad, watermelon serves as a sweet counterpoint to the briny pungency of feta and olives.André Baranowski

In this summer salad, watermelon is a sweet counterpoint to the briny pungency of feta and olives.

Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad
In this summer salad, watermelon is a sweet counterpoint to the briny pungency of feta and olives.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups loosely packed arugula
  • 1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed torn mint leaves
  • 1 (2-lb.) piece seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1" cubes
  • 20 kalamata olives, smashed, pitted, and halved
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and julienned
  • 14 small red onion, thinly sliced and soaked in ice water for 30 minutes
  • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (about 1⁄4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes, halved
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the arugula, parsley, and mint. Divide greens between 4 serving bowls or plates.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together watermelon, olives, jalapeño, and onion. Spoon the watermelon mixture, with its juice, evenly over the greens. Sprinkle each salad with some of the feta and drizzle with olive oil. Squeeze 1 lime half over the top of each salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper.