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!
1tbspbalsamic glazeor see below if you want to make your own
For Home-Made Balsamic Glaze:
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.