This refreshing and utterly delicious sweet & savory Watermelon Feta Pumpkin Seeds Salad is served in a watermelon bowl, and it’s a fun way to enjoy a meal with a company (or all by yourself).
Watermelon Feta Pumpkin Seeds Salad
Hello, everyone. I will keep it short and simple this time (And another post which will appear in the mid of week). First of all, we are having a week off, so I’d like to spend less time blogging this week. Afterall, I need a little time before I start brainstorming apple and pumpkin ideas (But no worries – you won’t see any apple and pumpkin recipes for 3 weeks at least). Also, it’s been unbearably hot for the last couple of days again. Honestly, I thought we were done with this heat, but tomorrow it’s going to be 32 degrees C…with a humidex over 42 degrees C. Seriously?
We all need something light and refreshing. Like this Watermelon Feta Pumpkin Seeds Salad.
I discovered a watermelon salad in 2010, my very first one was similar to what I am presenting today (Of course it didn’t look that nice). By similar I mean it was served in a watermelon cup – clearly, I don’t remember all the ingredients. Since that, I eat a watermelon salad at least once every year! I actually don’t need to combine it with anything else – I can literally live on exclusively watermelon for days.
I’ve never made a salad in a watermelon cup since 2010. While I do love the presentation, practically it’s not the best way to enjoy your salad. Give me a huge bowl, and I’ll be a happy man. Also, the only one time Andrey had a watermelon salad, was back in 2010. He claims he isn’t a fan. He has tried a melon salad with feta and prosciutto recently though, and he told it was delicious (But only because of the meat).
I wanted to buy a mini watermelon for this recipe, but when I saw they had the same price as an average watermelon, I changed my mind. And I am not embarrassed to report I was enjoying this Watermelon Feta Pumpkin Seeds Salad all by myself (But if you are concerned – nope, I didn’t finish it up in one setting).
Cheers for now.
- 1 average (about 11 lb) or smaller watermelon, chilled - Make sure it has a flat side to rest on
- feta, crumbled
- pumpkin seeds, toasted
- fresh thyme and mint
- a little bit of honey
- other good toppings you can use: sunflower seeds, pistachios, pine nuts, jamon, prosciutto, olives, goat cheese, olive oil, oregano, basil, marjoram.
- Start by cutting the top third of the melon off. Scoop out the flesh using a spoon, ice cream scoop spoon or just a knife. I made large balls, but feel free to make smaller pieces.
- Generously sprinkle with fresh thyme or other herbs. Return to a watermelon bawl and sprinkle with the feta, pumpkin seeds, mint. Drizzle with a little of honey and (or) olive oil if desired.