Believe me, I know, the title of this idea scares me too! First of all there’s a vegetable in there not many of us are familiar with (kohlrabi) and then I’m mixing one of natures most amazing fruit (at least I think so), the watermelon with cheese. Not any cheese but FETA. Yeah.. my gut response is yuck as well… but hear me out!
I couldn’t believe how many people recommended the watermelon feta combo to me. I’ve never heard of such a dish and frankly it sounded weird. Why ruin a perfectly good watermelon with feta cheese. That makes NO sense! But then I thought about Mandarin oranges on Asian salads, apples in a Waldorf salad and even my own Red White and Blue Sweet Summer Salad! Those are all examples of fruits in salads, why not watermelon?
When I saw Smitten Kitchen’s chopped vegetable, watermelon and feta salad I knew I had to give it a try. I always just imagined watermelon and feta, never once thinking of adding other veggies!
I used what I had on hand and the result was tasty! The soft sweet textured watermelon, the firm kohlrabi, the crunchy pepper and the salty feta was interesting to say the least. I think the most surprising thing about the salad was how yummy green peppers and watermelon are together.
Next time I may replace the kohlrabi with cucumber. I just thought I’d use it up since I had it in the fridge. Cucumber would probably be a better match. The kohlrabi was almost a little too firm. At least the one I had was.
I just finished the leftovers for a snack and it is one of those dishes that gets better with age. :)
- About 2 cups of watermelon cubed
- 1 small-medium kohlrabi cubed
- 1/2 large green pepper cut into squares
- 1 oz feta cheese cubed or use crumbled
- 1/2 tsp dried mint
Combine the watermelon, kohlrabi, pepper and feta.
Sprinkle with mint.
It makes 2 servings 3 cups each but Irish was too chicken to try it. :)
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||About 3 cups|
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