Sunday, January 1, 2012

Recipe's and Other News

It's been a couple of days since my last post.

Before I started this Blog I had a whole bunch of ideas as posts, but since I started I can't seem to remember any of them :) But, Today I am putting a nice healthy recipe for your to all enjoy.

It comes from one of my favourite TV cooks Nigela Lawson I even have found a YouTube clip of her cooking the recipe.

This salad is an excellent treat to enjoy as a site on a warm day, I love combination of the sweet watermelon and bitter olives - along with the excellent textures of the crunchy watermelon and smooth creamy feta. (listen to me, I feel like a food writer)

It's something that you shouldn't have on a regular basis, the sugar in the watermelon (just to begin with) and the fat in the feta cheese means it's no healthy alternative. But in comparison of a Big Mac....

Watermelon and Feta Salad
  • 1 small Red Onion 
  • 2 - 4 Lime depending on the juiciness 
  • 1½ kg sweet, ripe Watermelon 
  • 250 g Feta cheese
  •  fresh Flat-leaf parsley 
  • fresh Mint chopped 
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 100 g pitted Black Olives 
  • Black pepper


  1. Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons and put in a small bowl to steep with the lime juice, to bring out the transparent pinkness in the onions and diminish their rasp. 
  2. Two limes’ worth should do it, but you can find the fruits disappointingly dried up and barren when you cut them in half, in which case add more.
  3. Remove the rind and pips from the watermelon, and cut into approximately 4cm triangular chunks, if that makes sense (maths is not my strong point). 
  4. Cut the feta into similar sized pieces and put them both into a large, wide shallow bowl. 
  5. Tear off sprigs of parsley so that it is used like a salad leaf, rather than a garnish, and add to the bowl along with the chopped mint. 
  6. Tip the now glowingly puce onions, along with their pink juices over the salad in the bowl, add the oil and olives, then using your hands toss the salad very gently so that the feta and melon don’t lose their shape.
  7. Add a good grinding of black pepper and taste to see whether the dressing needs more lime. 
It's about 5 mins Into the Video

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