Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese is the perfect Summer salad that balances sweet and salty flavors.
Every summer we look forward to all the watermelon that pops up in the supermarket. Although we mostly eat it as sliced wedges or in Watermelon Mint Freezes, I start to look for more interesting ways to enjoy this juicy, crunchy fruit that’s full of vitamin A and vitamin C as the summer goes on. This sweet and savory Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese Salad takes full advantage of summer watermelon and all the fresh mint that’s overflowing in my patio containers.
This watermelon salad is similar to the Greek Watermelon Feta Salad I made a few summers ago except I used Sartori’s Extra Aged Goat Cheese. Not at all like creamy goat cheese you typically find these days, aged goat cheese is a semi-hard cheese that’s a little tangy and full of flavor. Whereas feta cheese is salty and briny, aged goat cheese has a more complex flavor profile. I love both versions – they both compliment watermelon nicely in a salad.
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- 6 mint leaves, minced
- ⅓ cup aged goat cheese, crumbled
- juice of one lime
- Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.