Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad

Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad
Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad | http://saltandwind.com Whoever first came up with the feta watermelon situation qualifies as a genius in our book because it's simple yet brilliant. And, while we don't know w...
Cuisine
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2 to 4
Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Salad, Side
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2 to 4
Diet
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Pistachio Feta Watermelon Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Whoever first came up with the feta watermelon situation qualifies as a genius in our book because it's simple yet brilliant. And, while we don't know who that person is, we know they were on to something good. This recipe takes that watermelon salad combo and raises it a notch with the addition of mint, pistachios, and a pomegranate molasses-balsamic drizzle.

It's really adaptable so, if you're not feeling the nuts, leave them out or add toasted pumpkin seeds instead. If dairy isn't your thing, just be sure to top the watermelon with a really awesome sea salt. And, if you like it as is? Well, then we should really get together for a dinner party sometime soon!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 mini watermelon

    (about 2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons roasted and salted pistachios

    roughly chopped

  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves

    large leaves torn

  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

For the drizzle: Combine the pomegranate molasses and balsamic in a bowl and add enough honey to balance out the tartness (the amount will depend on how tart your pomegranate molasses is). Add a pinch of salt, and a crack of pepper, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired.

Tip

Pomegranate molasses is a sweet-tart reduction of pomegranate juice and is a highly versatile ingredient worth exploring. You can find it in ethnic markets, buy it online or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even make your own.

For the salad: Peel the watermelon then cut into 1-inch thick slabs. Cut each slab up so you have some wedges. To serve, arrange the wedges on a platter, top with pistachios, mint, and cheese, drizzle with oil, a few spoonfuls of the drizzle, top with a pinch of salt, and serve.

Footnotes

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