On a scorching summer day all you need is a plate of refreshing salad and an ice cold drink! This salad just perfectly fit the bill; the fresh taste of basil, refreshing watermelon, tangy feta, crunchy cabbage amalgamate with honey-olive oil and paprika dressing – a real heat-buster. A light and extremely satisfying meal indeed!
You need –
- Watermelon – cubed 3-4 cups
- Purple Cabbage – ½ cup julienned
- Feta – crumbled, 1/3 cup,
- Fresh basil – 2 leaves plus 3 leaves for garnishing
- Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Paprika – ½ teaspoon or to taste
- Salt n pepper – to taste
How to –
In a small sauce pan, combine the olive oil, honey and tip in 2 basil leaves. Over low heat gently heat through and bring to a gentle simmer. Turn off the heat and allow the basil to infuse. Let it cool to room temperature. Discard the leaves.
In a salad/mixing bowl, tip in the watermelon, cabbage, feta, paprika, Pour in the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Toss everything well until evenly combined.
Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate for about 45 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil and Serve chilled.