There is nothing better than cooling the hot summer days with this watermelon goat cheese salad. The salad incorporates Mediterranean flavors such as za'atar and sumac. Also, the recipe only takes 15 minutes to make.
Preparing the ingredients!
To make this Mediterranean style watermelon goat cheese salad, you will need the following ingredients:
Watermelon: Of course! You will need about a quarter of a watermelon to make this recipe. Make sure to cut the watermelon into cubes and remove as many black seeds as possible. The last thing you want is biting through a seed while eating the salad.
Red or White Onion: You can choose either red or white onion. I went with red onions for this recipe as I prefer the taste of red onion more than white onion. You will need to chop the onions.
Feta Cheese: The best cheese with this salad is feta cheese made of goat cheese. The feta cheese provides this watermelon salad with tanginess.
Cucumber: What is a salad without cucumber? A sad salad, just kidding. The cucumber works great with the sweetness of the watermelon. To prepare the cucumbers, peel the skin and dice them into circles.
Cherry Tomato: If you have never tried tomato with watermelon before, then you are missing out. Tomato and watermelon are one of the best combinations out there. To prepare the cherry tomatoes, wash them and cut them in half.
Baby Spinach: I wanted to add a bit of green to this salad to contrast the red, and I'm not a fan of lettuce. So I went with baby spinach, and it was great.
Green and Black olives: The olives add a nice texture contrast to the salad. They also add a bit of sourness that complements the sweetness of the watermelon. Please remove the seeds from the olives before adding them to the salad.
Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Zataar, Sumac, and Salt: The dressing of this watermelon goat cheese salad is the star of the show. To make the dressing, you will need lemon juice, olive oil, zaatar, sumac, and salt. The Zataar and sumac add a lovely floral and tangy flavor to the salad that reflects the middle eastern cuisine.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy it!
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Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad
- 1 Kg of Chopped Watermelon with seeds removed
- 2 Red or White Onions Chopped
- 2 Cucumber diced into circles
- 60 grams of Baby Spinach
- 110 grams of Cherry Tomato Sliced in half
- 40 grams of Seedless Green Olives
- 40 grams of Seedless Black Olives
- 25 ml of Lemon Juice
- 25 ml of Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Za'atar
- 1 tablespoon of Sumac
- ½ tablespoon of Salt
- 110 grams of Feta Cheese (Goat Cheese)
- In a large bowl, add the chopped watermelon, onion, and cucumber. Then add the baby spinach, cherry tomato, green olives, black olives, lemon juice, olive oil, zaatar, sumac, and salt. Combine using a spatula.
- Next, cut the feta cheese block into cubes and add it to the salad. The salad is best served cold.
- Try your best to remove as many seeds from the watermelon as possible.
- The watermelon goat cheese salad is best served on the same day it is made. However, if need be, the salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
Moop Brown says
This salad looks super refreshing and seems like a great dish for summer. Thanks for sharing!
It was a perfect side dish for our bbq this weekend! So fresh and flavourful, it was a hit and it disappeared quickly!
This salad recipe is so refreshing and delicious! Perfect for the summer and a great way to use watermelon in a savory way!
I love this watermelon salad! It's so quick to make and full of amazing flavors. Loved the addition of za'atar!
Such a unique recipe for watermelon. I've seen lots of watermellon+feta recipes, but nothing quite like this. Loving the addition of olives, zaatar and sumac. Absolutely amazing.
The flavors of the watermelon and goat cheese were such a lovely contrast! And I love the addition of za'atar as well!
I love this amazing summer recipe! Such great, fresh ingredients and the flavor is perfect!
Watermelon and goat cheese is one of my favorite combinations, and the addition of these spices sound next-level delicious!
The dressing really is the star of the show in this delicious salad. So flavorful and refreshing!
I am intrigued! Your watermelon salad takes a simple summer classic and elevates it to another level. I love this combination of flavours so this recipe is a keeper for sure.
This watermelon salad was so delicious and refreshing. Perfect to enjoy all summer!
I love this recipe!