watermelon and feta salad

This recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen, one of my favourite food blogs. It is sweet, savoury and makes for a perfect side dish for a summer BBQ. We're having a birthday party for my sister-in-law this weekend and this tasty salad is on the menu!

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Chopped Vegetables
(Adapted from Bon Appetit)

1 pound plum tomatoes, diced and drained
1 1/2 cups watermelon (seedless), diced
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/2 large English hothouse cucumber, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/2 cup radishes, very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups feta cheese, cut into small cubes
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Toss first five ingredients and two tablespoons of olive oil in large bowl. Add half of each of cheese, green onions and mint.

Mix remaining cheese, green onions, mint and olive oil in a food processor. Mix in yogurt and oregano, but be careful to not over mix the dressing. 

Season dressing with salt and pepper. Mix into salad.

Serves approximately 6 people.

(Image from Smitten Kitchen)

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