This stacked watermelon and feta salad is one of the most ingenious and tasty salad recipes I’ve ever come across. I discovered this salad when I was traveling last year. We stayed in a fancy restaurant and I saw this watermelon and feta salad on the menu, so I ordered it. I like it so much that now sharing it with you.
1 small, chilled watermelon
½ cup of feta cheese
1/3 cup of white balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
4 cups of baby arugula
1/4 thinly sliced red onion
2 cups of chopped, fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground pepper
Servings – 4
To make this stacked watermelon and feta salad, the first thing you’re going to need is a chilled watermelon. Take a nice fresh watermelon and sticking the refrigerator for about an hour. When you’re watermelon is nice and cold, take it out and slice it with wise into 1/2 inch slices.
Next you’ll need a round cookie cutter or biscuit for this salad recipe. Use this to punch out circles from your half-inch slices.
Grab yourself a medium-size mixing bowl and combine the vinegar, olive oil, feta, and freshly ground pepper. Then simply mix them all together. While you’re mixing the ingredients, try to break up the feta into smaller chunks. It should crumble fairly easy.
Next, you’re going to want to gather your basil, red onions, and arugula. Place all this ingredients in a medium-size bowl and then toss them with a few tablespoons of the dressing you just created.
Place some of the greens on a plate and then place one of the round watermelon cutouts on top. Drizzle a little bit more the dressing on the watermelon and continue to stack the rounded watermelon the same way. Try alternating layers of greens, watermelon, and dressing.
You should end up using all your ingredients to create stacks of equal size on four separate plates. When you are done stacking up the watermelons, finish them off with a serving of greens on top and a little bit more dressing. One more thing, make sure you serve this stacked watermelon and feta salad while it is still cold.
If you want to jazz things up a little bit, you can add a layer of tomatoes in between your stacks. You can also substitute the feta cheese for goat cheese. There is no right or wrong way to make this salad. Use your imagination and have fun!