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Watermelon Salad with Moldovan Brânza

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins

Watermelon is the most awaited summer delight in Moldova. Brânza is part of our national DNA. Watermelon Salad with Moldovan Brânza sounds weird, but is super tasty.

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza

 1 watermelon , chilled
 1 cucumber
 1 red onion
 200 g crumbled brânză (sheep's milk feta)
 5 sticks fresh mint leaves, chopped
 3 whole limes, juiced
 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
 2 pinches salt and pepper
1

This salad is best made one hour or less before your meal. Make as much as you think will be eaten, because it's not good to save as a leftover for next day.

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza

2

Cut rind from the watermelon, then chop the fruit into chunks.

Watermelon salad

3

Peel the cucumber and chop it in half slices.

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza

4

Add the finely sliced onion.

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza

5

Here is the secret ingredient - freshly chopped mint!

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza

6

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Combine watermelon, cucumber, feta, red onion, and mint. Pour over dressing, tossing to combine.

Watermelon salad with Moldovan Brânza