Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Watermelon Salad

I am so excited.  I am playing for the first time the Picnic Game.  This is a virtual picnic that is hosted by my blogging friend Louise, author of the blog "Months of Edible Celebrations."  A link to her blog  is below.      

The way you play the game is by picking a letter of the alphabet and making a dish that begins with the letter you chose.  I picked the letter "W".  I am going to make a Watermelon Salad for the picnic.  A picnic isn't a picnic with out some watermelon during the summer.

I love this salad.  The taste is so summery and refreshing and the mint adds an extra coolness to the salad.

What I sometimes do when I am taking this salad to a real picnic - is assemble the salad there.  It gets soggy if it sits around for hours.

For more info on the Picnic Online please visit Months of Edible Celebrations.

Watermelon Salad


6 cups of seedless watermelon cubes
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves cut into thin ribbons
Freshly ground pepper
Sea salt

1. Drain any excess juice from the watermelon cubes.  Toss the watermelon gently with the rice vinegar and the feta cheese. 
2. Toss the watermelon with the fresh mint.  Transfer to a serving bowl.
3. Sprinkle the salad with ground pepper and salt.  Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings

Here is a list of items other fantastic bloggers are bringing to the picnic.  Be sure to check out their Blogs:)

A-Angel Food Cake

B-Basil Leaves in Caramelized Prawns

C-Chicken Piccata 

E-Eccles Cakes filled with Leeks, Spinach and Blue Cheese

F-Fourth of July Picnic S'more Tartlets

H-Ham Cheesy Patties

M-Meringue Roulade with Raspberries

N-Nutella Rice Pudding

R-Raspberry & Fig  Cobbler

S-Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (Helado de frutillas y cheescake)

T- Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread 


W-Watermelon Salad


  1. HI Geraldine and Welcome to the Picnic Game!!!

    You are sooooo right. A picnic just isn't the same without watermelon! Your salad looks so refreshing and cool. It is going to be quite the hit at the picnic!!!

    You did fabulous for your first time! I'm so excited too. We are going to have a wonderful time at the picnic, Gerladine. Thank you so much for joining in on the festivities. I'm off to share your post!

  2. Hi,
    Nice to see what's in your picnic basket! I've made something similar in the past and I'm sure we will eat it immediately, especially since you will be making it right at the picnic. Virtually, of course.

    best... mae at ... letter "c"

  3. Hi Geraldine, this is great and perfect for picnic. I just can't wait to spread my blanket next to you! I know I am going to love this watermelon salad as I love watermelon besides the way you prepare it looks so delish and refreshing. I am going to try your recipe soon and thanks for sharing. Great to discover your wonderful blog. You have a fabulous day ahead and regards :)

  4. Your Watermelon Salad is beautiful! I think I'd leave off the salt, because I'm not wild about salt in general, but the feta and mint sound splendid with the watermelon. This salad screams both "summer" and "picnic."

  5. Geraldine...what a great addition to Louise's picnic! a lovely refreshing watermelon salad. Perfect! (So lovely to meet you, too!)

  6. Watermelon salad sounds so refreshing and yummy! The perfect salad for a picnic! Watermelon is my favourite! See you at the picnic!

  7. Geraldine this is delicious and perfect!

  8. This looks fabulous Geraldine - perfect for a summer picnic.

  9. This looks refreshing and delicious…perfect for a picnic!

  10. In my entire life I have never eaten watermelon any way other than straight or with other fruit in a fruit salad. Thanks for bringing this--I am so excited to taste it!

  11. Hi Geraldine , what a wonderful dish for the picnic and nice meeting you , see you at the picnic :)

  12. Hi Geraldine, nice meeting you at the picnic party. I love fruits and your watermelon salad is perfect for chilling us down. Hope you're having a wonderful time.
    Blessings, Kristy