Since the first time I was introduced to it, in 2005, watermelon and feta salad with mint has become a staple summertime dish at my place (and, no doubt, at many of your places as well), and I’ve learned a few things when adapting that recipe for home use. One: You can get rid of pretty much all of the extraneous ingredients. Two: The quality of the watermelon and, more critically, the feta is of utmost importance. And three: A little zest goes a long way.
Why It Works
Sweet watermelon, salty feta, and mint are a classic pairing.
Adding a good dose of chopped lemon zest enhances the aromatic flavors in the watermelon.
Crumbling the feta over the top instead of tossing it together with the rest of the salad provides a more interesting finished texture an
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