As we pretend it’s summer here in rain-drenched Britain, I’ve been trying to remember to eat more seasonal salads.  Many days it feels like something more warming is required, but actually a salad for lunch still tastes good and leaves you feeling refreshed for the afternoon.  This lovely, colourful salad combines the fresh and juicy watermelon with a gorgeously salty feta cheese.  It is, of course wonderful eaten outside on a hot sunny day, but also brightens the dullest lunch hour on the those not so great days!

Watermelon and Feta Salad

A couple of handfuls of green salad leaves, eg lettuce, watercress, baby spinach, rocket
1/2 small watermelon
1 ripe avocado
4 oz / 110g feta cheese
3/4 tbslp vinagrette dressing
A handful of toasted walnuts or pine nuts to finish

Prepare the salad leaves and place in a bowl.  Cut the watermelon and feta into smallish cubes and mix in.  Cut the avocado into cubes a short time before serving and toss the salad in the dressing.  Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with the roast nuts.

Serve the salad with some fresh crusty bread or corn tortilla chips.