Watermelon & Feta Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

[recipe originally from: Traveler’s Lunch Box]

salad with watermelon salad cheese pine nuts basil


  • ¼-½ medium size watermelon
  • 200g feta or salad cheese
  • 50g (about 100ml) pine nuts or blanched hazelnuts (chopped)
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • rainbow peppercorns
  • handful of fresh basil leaves (chopped)
  • few more basil leaves for garnish

watermelon feta pine nuts salad with basil


  • Remove skin from watermelon, cut in into cubes and deseeded.
  • Chop feta cheese into cubes.
  • Toast pine nuts on frying pan till some parts of them are golden brown. If using blanched hazelnuts, just chop them.
  • Combine watermelon, feta cheese, pine nuts, olive oil in a mixing bowl.
  • Season with freshly ground pepper, serve to the serving bowls and garnish with basil leaves.

Serve 3-5 people as a side dish.


This is my entry for Kalyn’s “Weekend Herb Blogging” #99, hosted this week by Katie from Thyme for Cooking, the Blog.


Your thoughts…

  1. I would love to have a bowl of this salad – it looks so refreshing and delicious!

    Tks for stopping by, now I have found your wonderful blog, too!

  2. I love making salads with fruit. This one sounds amazing, so fresh and juicy! Nice one Margot.


  3. My dogs love pine nuts! They spend many a happy hour with the pine cones from our big tree.
    I love them too, but prefer to buy them..less work.
    Great looking salad, I think I have one cucumber left….

  4. This salad sounds yummy. I use toasted pine nuts in a lot of things. How interesting that you can find pine nut coffee. I’m sure that I will like that.
    p/s: Thanks for your comment about the muffins. I’m having a very relaxing weekend. I hope you are too.

  5. What a perfect salad! I love everything in it, especially the feta and the pine nuts.

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