My husband and I recently visited gorgeous Santorini, Greece (enjoy pics below). We were there for three days and it has to be one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We loved the culture, the people, and obviously the FOOD! There were so many refreshing salads that we couldn’t get enough of. We literally ate salad for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in addition to some homemade ice cream which I will blog about another time).
It is no brainer that the greek salad there was amazing, but we also loved the watermelon salad that was served one lovely evening which was light, savory, and sweet.
This is my take on the refreshing watermelon salad we ate in Santorini. Its colorful, tasteful, and super easy to make. There are not too many ingredients involved and it gives off a beautiful presentation with all the colors and will impress your guests.
WATERMELON FETA SALAD
4 cups of cubed watermelon
1/2 cup of feta cheese
Handful of basil and mint leaves
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1-2 tablespoons of Balsamic glaze, to taste — you can buy this ready-made but follow the link to make this yourself–super easy!
Salt, to taste
First wash the basil and mint and set the plate however you would like. I dressed up my plate by placing the basis and mint leaves around the plate corners. Keep some leaves on the side to garnish on top too. Then cube the watermelon and place over the bed of basil and mint. Cube the feta cheese and place over the watermelon. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and garnish with the leftover mint/basil leaves. Last, drizzle the balsamic glaze over the whole salad and eat right away!
-This salad is usual best eaten right away so it is not a good “make ahead of time” recipe. But you can keep it in the fridge for up to an hour and it doesn’t take too long to prepare. If you keep it in the fridge, don’t glaze until you are ready to serve it.
Enjoy and please share any comments or questions you may have. I would love to see how yours turns out! Make sure to tag me @lizskosherkitchen if you share it on social media so I can see your masterpiece!