Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Refreshing Watermelon Salad...

This salad is just perfect for balmy summer days. And the best part? Minimal effort and maximum flavour!

Note that it is hard to give proper measurements for this salad, as you  pretty much make it up as you go along.

1 red onion, thinly sliced
Juice of 2-3 limes
1/2 of a tiny watermelon
A handful of mint leaves
A handful of rocket leaves (arugula)
A small handful of basil leaves
Black olives, pitted
Feta cheese
A handful of toasted pine nuts
Olive oil
Edible flowers, to decorate

Place the onion slices in a bowl. Pour the lime juice over, and leave to macerate for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients.
I used a cookie cutter to cut the watermelon and feta cheese into daisy and round shapes. Arrange all the ingredients on a platter. Remove the onion from the now beautifully pink juice, and scatter over the salad. Drizzle some of the  lime juice over. Add a spritz of olive oil. Garnish with the flowers, and...
 There you have it!
A watermelon salad!