This mouth-watering salad is an absolute crowd pleaser and is easy to bring to family gatherings or barbeques with friends, to add a light healthy side to meals or enjoyed alone! Super hydrating with fresh cucumber and watermelon with an added punch of flavour from the balsamic reduction, fresh mint and feta.
Serves – 5-6
Prep time –10 Minutes Cook time – 15 minutes
6-7 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
½ cup feta, crumbed
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
For Balsamic Reduction
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons unrefined sweetener of choice (coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey)
First, to make the balsamic reduction in a medium saucepan (that is nonreactive), add the balsamic vinegar and sweetener. Bring to a simmer over a medium-high heat and then keep it at a low simmer. To thicken and reduce it will take around 10-15 minutes. *Make sure you are keeping an eye on it as you don’t want it to burn! Once it coats the back of a spoon it is thick enough, remove from the heat and leave to cool.
To make the salad cut the watermelon and cucumber into small, bite-sized cubes, chop the mint and mix together. Top with fresh crumbed feta and drizzle on your beautiful homemade balsamic reduction