MOROCCAN WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD WITH PISTACHIO

MOROCCAN WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD WITH PISTACHIO

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Simple clean flavors, and artfully presented

Cold crisp watermelon is cubed along with Turkish cucumbers – then it’s given a little Moroccan twist. Tossed with red onion, toasted pistachios, parsley, mint and a light vinaigrette, it’s sprinkled with a pinch of ground clove and optional feta crumbles. Quick and simple to make, it is light and refreshing summer salad.

 

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and  crumbled feta...refreshing, simple and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

The addition of parsley and onion in this salad.

Also, to me, watermelon must be served ice-cold. When making this, either refrigerate the watermelon beforehand, or leave time before serving the salad to have it in the fridge until it’s thoroughly chilled.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and  crumbled feta...refreshing, simple and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

And though this salad is best served the on day it is made, it does seem to keep pretty well for a couple of days, so be sure to save the leftovers.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and  crumbled feta...refreshing, simple and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

The feta is optional. I like it both ways…with and with out. See what you think, and remember if leaving the feta off, you may need to add a little more salt.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and  crumbled feta...refreshing, simple and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

The pistachios are a nice addition, giving it great texture. Make sure they are roasted or toasted, otherwise they may get soggy in the salad.

 

Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Pistachio

Prep time
Total time
4-5 Cups watermelon 4 turkish cucumbers ( or one english) ⅓ Cup toasted pistachio 1 Cup chopped mint/ parsley feta ¼ C oil ⅛ C vinegar ½ tsp salt
Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: moroccan
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4-5 Cups watermelon cut into ¾-1 inch cubes
  • 4 turkish cucumbers ( or one English) cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • ¼ Cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ Cup chopped mint
  • ½ Cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼-½ Cup crumbled feta cheese ( optional)
  • ¼ C toasted pistachios
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • ⅛ C red wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt, more to taste
  • cracked pepper
  • a pinch ground clove
Instructions
  1. Place watermelon, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Add herbs, feta and pistachios.
  2. Gently mix.
  3. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix to incorporate
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