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Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon & Feta Salad with Prosciutto and Balsamic Reduction

Summertime and the living is easy... If anyone asked me what summer tastes like, I would no doubt say, that it tastes like Watermelon & Feta Salad with lots of basil, mint and sweet fruity balsamic reduction glaze. With the addition of salty prosciutto and a slice of crusty bread, this salad is the ultimate summer lunch! You can also serve it as a light starter! It is the perfect sweet and savoury combination of flavours that just scream al fresco dining in the summertime!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, European, Summer
Servings 2 portions
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 180 g watermelon chopped into chunks
  • ½ cucumber sliced into half circles
  • 15 g mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 10 g basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g feta
  • 100 g prosciutto torn into small pieces
  • 30 g pinenuts
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze or see below if you want to make your own

For Home-Made Balsamic Glaze:

  • 120 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

To Make the Salad:

  • Place pinenuts in a dry frying pan and toast until just starting to brown. Then tip the pinenuts into a bowl to prevent further browning and leave to cool down.
  • Place the watermelon, cucumber, prosciutto pieces, mint and basil in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss lightly to coat.
  • Divide between two bowls. Crumble feta on top, scatter toasted pinenuts and drizzle with balsamic glaze just before serving.

If You're Making Your Own Balsamic Glaze:

  • Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and add the sugar. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to minimum and slowly simmer for 10-15 minutes until it turns syrupy consistency. Pour the reduction into a small serving dish and leave to cool slightly. It will thicken as it cools.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 17gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 894mgPotassium: 480mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1382IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 2mg
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