Watermelon & feta salad with crispbread

A cool, refreshing combo for warm summer evenings

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    Plus rising
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 342
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 13g
  • salt 1.8g


  • ½ a watermelon (about 1½ kg), peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 200g block feta cheese, cubed
  • large handful black olives
  • handful flat-leaf parsley and mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced into rings
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to serve
  • ½ a 500g pack white bread mix
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • a mix of sesame seeds, poppy seeds and fennel seeds, for scattering


Prawns with watermelon, lime & ginger
Toss 250g cooked tiger prawns with chunks from ½ a watermelon (about a 1kg piece), a handful coriander leaves, the juice 1 lime, 1 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger and ½ red chilli, deseeded and sliced.


  1. Make up the bread according to pack instructions with 1 tbsp olive oil. Leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hr until doubled in size. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Knock the bread back and divide into 6 pieces. On a floured surface, roll the breads out as thinly as possible, then transfer to baking trays. Brush with the egg white and scatter with the mixed seeds. Bake for about 15 mins until crisp and brown; if they puff up, even better. You may need to do this in batches. The breads can be made the previous day and kept in an airtight container.

  2. In a large serving bowl, lightly toss the melon with the feta and olives. Scatter over the herbs and onion rings, then serve with the olive oil and balsamic for drizzling over. Serve the pile of crispbreads on the side for breaking up and using to scoop the salad.

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