What’s your favorite summer salad? Grilling cantaloupe melon with seasoned salt got me thinking and now I can add a new favorite to my list: melon feta salad. This works with one kind of melon, it’s delicious with three kinds and yet the more varieties of melon you add the more colorful (and tasty) your salad will be.
Unless you are feeding a crowd it’s a great option to buy melons in halves or quarters. That’s what I did and still have leftovers. I made this first with three kinds of melon and feta plain, without any seasoning. We loved it. This time around I decided to spice things up and make a lemony coriander (cilantro) salad dressing. Ready to dig in?
Melon feta salad
1/4 water melon
1/4 honeydew melon
1/4 galia melon (a type of sugar melon)
1/3 sugar melon
1 pack of feta
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tbs dried cilantro/coriander
1 teaspoon dried nettle
2 tbs balsamic vinegar (I used white)
First things first: I had trouble finding exact translations for some of the melon names. In your case I would not worry about buying the exact same ones, just a variety of different kids of melons. That being said, scoop put the seeds, peel and chop the melons in bite-sized cubes. I did not worry about the water melon seeds.
Mix the juice of half a lemon with the herbs and the vinegar. Wouldn’t fresh coriander be so much fun here?
Cube the feta and add it to the dressing.
Add the melon cubes and toss is gently in the dressing. There you go: 5-kinds-of-melon salad with greek cheese!
Did you notice, melon and lemon have the same letters in different order? A couple of times I wanted to write the name of the other fruit. But now it’s all in order… Enjoy your melon lemon salad..!