Here is a delicious way to use a good amount of watermelon – in a Spanish watermelon salad that’s savory and sweet.
About the recipe
With a sprinkle of feta and drizzle of balsamic you get a deliciously refreshing salad perfect on a warm summer day.
Spanish watermelon salad is a salad that my friend Radhika served a few weeks ago when I stopped by her place for tea. I remember it tasting so unique and different. It was sweet, tangy and savory. Like a sweet and savory fruit salad.
The inspiration – a trip to Barcelona
When I commented on how delicious the salad was, Radhika told me the idea came from a business trip to Barcelona, Spain where as part of a tapas bar she had watermelon salad with feta and balsamic vinegar . 😋
Watermelon feta and balsamic vinegar
When I researched Spanish watermelon salad, one common theme ran through all the recipes – its got watermelon, feta and balsamic vinegar. Some have pine nuts , chili flakes, salt and pepper, prosciuotto, and arugula. For a taste of Spain at home, give this salad a try!
Spanish Watermelon Salad
recipe contributed by Radhika with inspiration from Spain
with a few modifications
1 small seedless watermelon skin removed and cut into chunks
Feta cheese as much as you want
Balsamic vinegar to drizzle
Salt and pepper
Red chili flakes
1 small shallot finely minced
1/4 cup finely chopped salted roasted pistachios
In a bowl toss together watermelon with shallot. Chill until ready to serve.
In a serving platter place the watermelon. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and red chili flakes. Then evenly distribute the feta cheese. Top with roasted pistachios. Serve right away.