Recipe by Teri
A chef friend tells me he thought this up, and wouldn't give me the recipe...but I found it on www.foodnetwork.com (Paula Deen). The only thing different (that I can tell) is that he used balsamic vinegar. Sounds strange, but it is a delightful combination of flavors.
- 1 (5 lb) seedless watermelon
- 1 vidalia onions or 1 other sweet onion
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil (I use Enova oil)
- 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, chopped
- 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 6 whole mint sprigs (optional for garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the flesh from the melon and cut into bite size pieces, removing and discarding any seeds, and set aside. Peel and slice the onion into rings.
- In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, a few drops at a time. Add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings.
- In a large bowl, combine the melon, onion, and feta. Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. Garnish with mint sprigs.
- To serve, divide salad among individual plates and garnish with mint leaves.