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Watermelon, Peach, Tomato, and Feta Cheese Salad

Watermelon, Peach, Tomato, and Feta Cheese Salad

I made a Greek watermelon and feta cheese salad even more fruity and summery. Peaches are so refreshing, and this salad is great for a hot summer day!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Watermelon (deseeded, cut into 1.5 cm cubes)
250 ml
Feta cheese
60-70 g
Plum tomatoes or tomato (cut into 1 cm cubes)
50 g
Peach or nectarine (cut into 1 cm cubes)
40 g
Lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon
♦ Extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons
♦ White wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons
♦ Lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon
♦ Shallots or onion (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon
♦ Garlic (grated)
1 clove
♦ Salt
1/8 teaspoon
♦ Black pepper
a small amount
Pine nuts (or sliced almonds, pistachio, walnuts)
2 tablespoons
Small olives (pitted)
about 10
Cape gooseberries/ground cherries (optional)
8-10
Basil leaves (finely chopped)
a small amount

Steps

1. <Preparation> Chill the watermelon, peach and tomatoes in the fridge. Roast the pine nuts.
2. <Dressing> Combine the garlic and salt, add the other ♦ ingredients, and mix to make the dressing. Leave for more than 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
3. <Salad> Sprinkle the lemon or lime juice over the peach to prevent discoloration. Combine the peach with watermelon and tomatoes in a bowl, and lightly toss with the dressing.
4. Serve on a plate, and top with the crumbled feta cheese. Garnish with olives, pine nuts or basil to taste, and enjoy!
5. Cape gooseberry/ground cherry: A fruit-like tomato that has a husk like a Chinese lantern plant.

Story Behind this Recipe

In summer 2009 in NY, there was not even a day that the temperature went over 30℃ until the middle of August. Finally, it became summery at the end of August, so I made this summery dish. The cape gooseberries I bought at the farmer's market were delicious, so I made a salad with them.