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Watermelon, Persian feta, prawn and herb salad

On a hot day, a salad of watermelon and feta is refreshment itself. Add sweet prawns and perhaps some crusty bread and you can turn it into a meal.

You'll need

1 tbsp olive oil 16 medium uncooked prawns, cleaned, tails intact ¾ cup (loosely packed) each mint, coriander and flat-leaf parsley ½ cup (loosely packed) chervil ¼ Spanish onion, very thinly sliced on a mandolin and soaked in iced water for 2 minutes 2 tbsp lemon juice 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 400 gm watermelon, cut into thin triangles 100 gm Persian feta, coarsely crumbled Seeds of ¼ pomegranate


  • 01
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, season prawns to taste, add to pan in batches and fry, turning occasionally, until golden and just cooked through (2-3 minutes), then set aside.
  • 02
  • Combine herbs, drained onion, lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl, season to taste, toss to combine and set aside.
  • 03
  • Arrange watermelon on a platter, top with prawns, scatter with feta, pomegranate seeds and herb salad, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, season to taste and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Feb 2013

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