Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad

It’s been a heat wave here in Minneapolis, we are breaking the heat index all over the country. I’m sweating just sitting here. I don’t feel like cooking, let alone eat anything. This should be a great diet plan.  Gonna make something light and refreshing. Here is a watermelon salad, great for a BBQ. The best tip in this salad is the trick of steeping the onion in lime juice it really cuts the bite.

Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad

1 small red onion
2-4 limes, juiced
3 1/2 pounds Sweet, ripe watermelon
9 oz Feta cheese
bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
bunch fresh mint. chopped
3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz (1/2cup) pitted black olives

Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half moons and put in a small bowl to steep with the lime juice. Two limes worth. Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon, cut into 1 3/4inch pieces. Cut Feta into bite size pieces and put into large bowl.  Tear up parsley and add to bowl along with chopped mint.  Pour onions and juice over watermelon, add olive oil and olives.  Toss gently.  Add a good grind of black pepper and taste to see if dressing needs more lime.

This recipe came out of a great cook book: Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson

I wish it would be forever summer even with the heat I’m not gonna complain.

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