Beat the summer heat with this Michelin-starred Watermelon Feta Salad recipe - Hindustan Times

Beat the summer heat with this Michelin-starred Watermelon Feta Salad recipe

By | Written by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
Jun 26, 2021 06:08 PM IST

This watermelon and feta salad is perfect for those trying to save themselves from the scorching summer heat. Read on....

When summers come to India in full swing, everyone craves a cool treat as eating meals becomes the most excruciating task which leaves us feeling even more hot and tired. Fruits and icy treats become seasonal favourites, as watermelons and mangoes take the forefront during this season.

Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Salad

However, even eating this delicious and healthy treats all the time becomes monotonous and boring, and one may not always feel like just eating the fruit as it is. That's when a recipe like this one for watermelon and feta salad comes in handy. This recipe for Watermelon Feta salad is served at Chef Gordon Ramsay's Dubai restaurant and incorporates flavours of the middle east with spices like za'atar, the fresh tartness of limes and a crunch from hazelnut. Read on and try out this quick and healthy recipe that has been approved by Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay. Read on:

Watermelon, feta & rocket, hazelnuts, za’atar, lime salad


1 small watermelon, diced and seedless

1 small yellow watermelon, diced and seedless

200g toasted hazelnuts

2 bunches of wild rocket

250g barrel-aged feta cheese, crumbled


100ml extra virgin olive oil

35ml lime juice

Maldon sea salt to taste


Arrange diced watermelon on a plate. Crumble the feta cheese over. Scatter with toasted hazelnuts and top with wild rocket leaves. Dress the entire salad with lime vinaigrette and sprinkle some za’atar on top. Eat fresh or refridgerate for a bit before serving this fresh treat.

(Recipe courtesy Chef Cesar Bartolini at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar)

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