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Watermelon and feta salad

A summer salad ideal for a picnic on the beach

For the salad
1 cucumber
250g/9oz feta cheese, cut into cubes
about 24 kalamata olives
handful rocket leaves
½ watermelon, cut into wedges

For the dressing
100ml/3½fl oz cider vinegar
2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 lime, juice only
300ml/10fl oz extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
warm pitta bread, to serve

Preparation method
For the salad, cut the cucumber in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon, then cut into 2.5cm/1in half moons. Place into a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients, except the watermelon.

For the dressing, place the vinegar, ginger, mint, lime juice and olive oil into a bowl, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well.

To serve, pour the dressing over the salad and stir well. Arrange the watermelon wedges around the salad and serve with warm pitta bread.

Less than 30 mins preparation time
Serves 4

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