Lime Infused Watermelon Cubes with Minted Feta

Lime Infused Watermelon with Minted Feta

Guilty pleasure confession: I love to sit with an entire, chilled watermelon half on my lap and chow.  Give me a spoon and 15 minutes and there will be nothing but rind and one happy soul left over.  However, that’s when I’m alone, without a witness, as it looks like I am about 7 months pregnant after I finish.  Here is a refined twist on this summer staple.  A simple marinade of lime zest and juice, olive oil and sea salt bring out the full flavor and sweet juice of this amazing melon.  I love the creamy, earthy flavor of the feta and the mint grounds and refreshens the bite with its herbal notes.  No need for a spoon either, these cubes are bite size!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 large watermelon, sliced into 1″ cubes
  • zest and juice from 2 limes
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • pinch of cracked sea salt
  • 1/3  cup feta
  • 1/4 cup mint chiffonade

PREPARATION:

  • Place watermelon cubes in a large bowl and toss with lime zest and juice, olive oil and sea salt.  Chill for at least 1 hour.
  • With a pairing knife, scoop a half circle out form one side of the cube, appox 1/3″ diameter to create a “bowl” for the feta.
  • Stuff with feta and garnish with mint chiffonade.  Serve chilled on tray and drizzle with remaining lime-juice from bowl.  The watermelon acts like a sponge so it is nice to have it sitting on a little tasty liquid.

Happy Dog Days…

Comments

  1. Nolan B. says:

    Wow, that sounds delicious, I am definitely gonna try that!

  2. Wow, that sounds super good and refreshing, I’ll def try that! Thanks!

  3. Love This Anna! Will def try. U r so creative :) and inspiring. Planning a trip to Boston soon. Was planning this weekend but don’t work will let u know in advance once we finalize so we can cook up a storm – an Indian Italian Course maybe:)

  4. Love This Anna! Will def try. U r so creative :) and inspiring. Planning a trip to Boston soon. Was planning this weekend but didnt work will let u know in advance once we finalize so we can cook up a storm – an Indian Italian Course maybe:)

  5. Sounds great! Can’t wait to try this on the weekend.

  6. Fantastic. I have this giant quarter of watermelon in the fridge, and it went so well with a salad of feta and arugula with reduced balsamic. Mint could only make this more refreshing. Thank you so much.

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