Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad

This is about as summery as a salad gets.

Summer fruit.

Freshness.

Light.

Easy.

All of the right things in one salad.

With Christmas 2018 around the corner, put this one on your table, take it along to a summer BBQ or enjoy it alongside your fave protein for a quick weeknight meal.

It's a real crowd-pleaser.

I've included extra time-saving tips in the below recipe and I like to think of this as a step up (in nutrition and taste!) from the classic watermelon + fetta salad.

Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad | Nadia Felsch
Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad | Nadia Felsch
Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad | Nadia Felsch
Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad | Nadia Felsch

With Christmas 2018 around the corner, put this one on your table, take it along to a summer BBQ or enjoy it alongside your fave protein for a quick weeknight meal.

V-GF

Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint, Radish + Cucumber salad
 
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yield: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chilled watermelon
  • 60g blueberries (1/2 punnet)
  • 3 medium red radishes
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 2 tbsp red onion
  • ½ cup fetta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • Splash fresh lime juice
  • Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut flesh of watermelon away from rind
  2. Cut into thick matchsticks and set aside in large salad bowl
  3. Wash blueberries, cut in half, half of the quantity and add all to the bowl
  4. Wash radishes and remove top
  5. Slice using a mandolin or quality knife and once in rounds, slice lengthways into long quarters and add to bowl
  6. Peel cucumber and slice into medium-thickness rounds, add to bowl
  7. Finely slice onion and add to bowl
  8. Wash and finely chop mint leaves to add to bowl
  9. Squeeze over lemon and oil
  10. Season and mix well to serve
  11. Crumble fetta
Notes
Can be made ahead of time though to prevent sogginess and keep texture intact, keep elements separate and chilled until serving.

Although I'd usually recommend keeping the fibrous skin on veggies such as cucumber, in this case, the taste and texture is better without it!

Want to save more time? Don't halve the blueberries. However if you make the time, it's worth it for interest and appearance.

 

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