Recipe by mkorte33
Easy to make and loaded with flavor, this spin on a Greek salad (watermelon with feta!) is a great side dish at any barbecue. This recipe comes from the delicious Miami Beach Party Menu created by one of the most exciting Latin chefs working today, Michelle Berstein.
Red wine vinaigrette
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon za'atar spice mix (optional, available at Middle Eastern markets)
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 4 cups diced seeded watermelon (1/2-inch, about a quarter of a medium-size melon)
- 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
- 1 small English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick diagonal slices
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably French (about 4 ounces)
- 1 cup pitted nicoise olive
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Note: The vinaigrette can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days; if you make the salad the night before, don't add the watermelon or dressing until ready to serve.
- To make vinaigrette: Put vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and za'atar (if using) in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil with salt and pepper.
- To assemble salad: Put watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, and dill in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette and toss gently, taking care to not break up the fruit and vegetables. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste. Divide among salad plates and serve.