Greek Watermelon Salad


For a refreshing summer lunch, try this easy and delicious (and healthy!) twist on a traditional Greek salad, courtesy of Elizabeth Woolfe, our interim Executive Vice President. Elizabeth says, “Nothing reminds me of summer more than the crisp, sweet, mouth-watering taste of watermelon. ENJOY!”

A refreshing twist on a traditional Greek salad.  So rich in flavor that it doesn’t even need dressing!

Serves 4 for lunch

I small head Romaine lettuce, washed and cut/torn into bite-sized pieces

3 cups watermelon, cut in 1-inch chunks

1 large cucumber, peeled and diced

¾ cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced

½ cup red onion, diced

¼ cup olive oil

Fresh ground pepper to taste

Fresh mint and parsley to taste

Combine all ingredients and chill together.  Add ¾ cup feta cheese, crumbled, just before serving.

Note:  you can add or substitute other salad ingredients: red or green pepper, ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella for the feta.