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Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free

This Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta, and Pistachio epitomizes the essence of summer! Not only does it look good and taste good, but this salad pairs well with just about any meal. It offers a delicious blend of flavors, combining the juicy sweetness of watermelon, the peppery freshness of rocket, the creamy saltiness of feta, and the nutty crunch of pistachios in each vibrant bite. Let's Begin!


Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free
Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free

Why You'll LOVE this Watermelon Salad

Vibrant Flavors: The salad offers a vibrant medley of flavors, that creates a taste sensation that is both refreshing and satisfying.


Textural Contrast: Each bite provides a textural contrast, from the crispness of the rocket leaves to the creamy feta and the satisfying crunch of pistachios. This diverse texture adds interest and excitement to every forkful.


Refreshing and Light: Perfect for warm summer days, the salad is refreshing and light. The chilled watermelon and the overall combination of ingredients make it a cooling and invigorating choice for a summer meal.


Aesthetically, it's GORGEOUS! The salad is visually appealing, with its vibrant colors and artful arrangement of ingredients. The aesthetic presentation enhances the overall dining experience, making it not only a delicious dish but also a feast for the eyes.


Pairs Well with Various Dishes: The salad complements a variety of main courses, making it a versatile side dish.


Memorable Dining Experience: The unique combination of flavors and textures creates a memorable dining experience. People are likely to remember and crave the distinct taste of this salad, making it a go-to recipe for gatherings and celebrations.


Gluten, Dairy, and Grain-Free (optional): The salad is gluten-free and grain-free and if vegan fetta is used, can also be dairy-free.


Watch How to Make It


Helpful Tips

Selecting Ingredients:

  • Choose a ripe and juicy watermelon. Look for a firm texture and a deep, uniform color.

  • Opt for fresh, vibrant rocket leaves. Avoid wilted or yellowing greens.

  • Select high-quality feta cheese for a creamy and flavorful addition.

  • Use roasted and unsalted pistachios for a crunchy, nutty element.


Marinating the Onion:

Marinating red onions in lime juice is a fantastic way to mellow their sharpness and infuse them with a bright, citrusy flavor.


Chilling:

Refrigerate the watermelon cubes before assembling the salad. A chilled watermelon adds a refreshing touch to the dish.

Serve the salad immediately after preparation to maintain the crispness of the rocket leaves.


Serving Suggestions:

  • This salad makes an excellent side dish for grilled meats or seafood or as a refreshing appetiser.

  • Pair it with a chilled glass of white wine or a fruity iced tea to complement the flavors.



Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free
Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free

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Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free
Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free


Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios

Prep: 10 minutes

Servings: 8 as a side dish

 

INGREDIENTS

1.5kg watermelon, cubed

120g baby rocket leaves

150g Greek feta, crumbled

1 red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup fresh basil leaves, ripped into pieces

½ cup fresh mint leaves, ripped into pieces

¼ cup chopped pistachios

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 x juice and zest of a large juicy lime

1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

1 x pinch of salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.     Prepare the onions: In a bowl mix to combine the red onion, lime juice, lime zest, one tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, stirring it 2-3 times throughout.


2.     Prepare the salad: In the meantime, cube the watermelon. Then add to a large serving bowl the rocket, watermelon, and crumbled feta. Then drizzle over the top a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze. Top that with the onions, pistachios, basil, and mint leaves.


3.     Toss and serve: Gently combine and serve.  


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Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free
Watermelon Salad with Rocket, Feta and Pistachios, gluten-free

Recipe and Photography Margaret Pahos @CreateCookShare

 

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