Watermelon and Feta Salad with Lime

Prep time 10 min cook time 10 min serves 4 Super Easy

The perfect combo for warm Summer evenings. Serve this watermelon, feta and lime salad as a side dish at a barbecue or picnic. Bursting with fresh, summer flavours, it’s also two of your five-a-day.

Typical nutritional content (per portion)

381Calories 12.6gFat 4.6gSaturates 3.7gSugars 0.9gSalt


1kg/2lbs 4oz watermelon, in medium-sized chunks, peeled

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon freeze-dried green or regular peppercorns

120g /41⁄2 oz feta cheese

2 limes, rind and juice

30ml/2 tablespoons olive oil

Few sprigs of mint, leaves only, chopped


Toast the pumpkin seeds in an oven until lightly coloured. Crack the peppercorns gently between your fingers or with the flat of a knife. Chop the feta into small cubes and place in a bowl with the watermelon and the pumpkin seeds. Add lime rind and juice, olive oil and mint leaves to the bowl, and toss gently. Pile a mound of the salad onto four plates. Scatter some peppercorns over each mound. Squeeze a little more lime juice over, if desired and garnish with a few mint leaves. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Chef’s Tip: This recipe also works with Gallia or Honeydew Melon. You can swap the mint for whatever herbs you prefer, like basil, parsley or coriander.

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