This has been my favourite salad in the past few weeks, it’s so yummy and bursting with flavours that it does make a perfect, standalone, light meal. Like lunch – especially in the hot weather. Gives lots of energy and trust me – I’m normally hungry all the time – it is quite fulfilling. It’s super healthy an nourishing as well: the spinach being packed with Vitamin K, A and C, folate, as well as known for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities.
The combination of the watermelon, creamy and tangy feta cheese and the fresh veggies and herbs results in a total flavour burst – this has to be one of my favourite summer salad recipes. You can sprinkle it with toasted pine nuts and other salad seeds like poppy, linseed and sunflower seeds for some extra crunchiness.
The first time I made this salad I actually served it as a starter – but it was just so yummy that I ended up having nothing else but this salad for that meal.
Enjoy this lovely, flavoursome, summer salad recipe.
Yummy summer salad - a full meal and full of flavours!
- 150 gram fresh baby spinach washed
- 300 gram cubed watermelon about 1/3 of a small watermelon
- 4-5 pieces radish thinly sliced
- handful cherry tomatoes halved
- 200 gram feta cheese crumbled
- handful pine nuts toasted
- handful gourmet salad seeds optional
- 2 tsp virgin olive oil
- handful fresh basil leaves
Place the ingredients in a large bowl: spinach, watermelon, radish, cherry tomatoes, basil. Toss with olive oil. Combine well.
Toast the pine nuts in a small frying pan.
Crumble the feta cheese on the top of the salad, sprinkle with pine nuts and salad seeds. (Poppy seeds, linseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.)
Serve it immediately.