Watermelon, pomegranate and feta salad

Fruits such as watermelon, melon or pomegranate have a myriad of uses – and not all of them sweet! This salad is perfect example of mixing fruit with savoury ingredients.


Fresh from the garden: watermelon, pomegranates, mint, rocket
Recipe source: Melissa
Serves: 6 or 24 tastes


  •       Chopping boards & knives
  •       A selection of mixing bowls
  •       Kitchen towel
  •       Salad spinner
  •       Scales
  •       Measuring jug
  •       Fork
  •       Serving bowls

  •       A large wedge of watermelon
  •       1 small red onion
  •       1 pomegranate
  •       5 sprigs of fresh mint
  •       A handful of rocket
  •       80 – 100g Danish feta
  •       Flaked salt and black pepper

Dressing ingredients

  •       60ml extra virgin olive oil
  •       30ml white balsamic vinegar

What to do:

  1. Wash the watermelon and then carefully cut into 1-2cm slices – you may need to ask a grown up to help. Slice off the peel and then cut each slice into thick bite-sized triangles. Reserve in a large bowl.
  2. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate by cutting it in half. Hold one half over a bowl and smash it with a wooden spoon from the outside. This will capture the juice and seeds for the salad, and add to the watermelon.
  3. Peel the red onion and finely chop. Add it to the salad.
  4. Wash and spin-dry the mint leaves, then pick from the stalks and tear up into tiny pieces into the salad.
  5. Wash and spin-dry the rocket and add it into the bowl too.
  6. Measure the olive oil and balsamic into a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Crumble the feta over the salad and then pour the dressing over with a grind of pepper and a sprinkle of flaked salt.
  7. Toss gently to combine then divide into your serving bowls.

Notes: What is a pomegranate? What other savoury ingredients go well with fruit?


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