Saturday, May 23, 2009

Melon and Feta Cheese Salad

This fresh and delicious salad was created for the May 9 "What's Cooking?" Class at Sevananda Natural Foods Market as part of the "Foods for Women's Health" class. Using some of the sweetest, ripest melons I've seen this spring, it was a big hit. As the season progresses from spring to summer, substitute watermelon and blueberries for the cantaloupe and honeydew. Feel free to experiment with herbs like mint and parsley and substitute smoked or fresh mozzarella, goat cheese or tofuti soy-feta as well.

Melon and Feta Salad
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
juice from 2 limes
1/2 cantaloupe melon
1/2 honeydew melon
1/2 pint strawberries, halved
1 bunch cilantro
6 oz crumbled feta cheese

In a large bowl, combine onion, lime juice, salt and pepper and allow to marinate. Meanwhile seed, peel and dice the melons into bite sized pieces. Add melons, cilantro to the marinated onions and toss well. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.