This sweet-and-savory fruit salad recipe is all about the quality of the watermelon: you want its flesh to be really sweet so that all the savory ingredients--the capers, the olives, the feta--shine.

Yotam Ottolenghi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a small saucepan over high heat. Pat capers dry and add to the hot oil. Cook, stirring, until crisp, 1 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. (Discard the oil.)

  • Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup oil in a large bowl with olives, vinegar and a generous grinding of pepper. Add watermelon, basil and mint and gently toss to coat. Arrange in a large shallow serving bowl. Sprinkle with feta, almonds and the crispy capers. Garnish with sea salt, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

259.9 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.8g 7% DV; sugars 8.7g; fat 22.1g 34% DV; saturated fat 4.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 14.8mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 1293.8IU 26% DV; vitamin c 12.1mg 20% DV; folate 22.5mcg 6% DV; calcium 125.2mg 13% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 35.2mg 13% DV; potassium 228.5mg 6% DV; sodium 356mg 14% DV.

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Rating: 2 stars
You need to eat this right away. If you don t the liquid from the watermelon takes over and it becomes very soggy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A complex taste but easy to throw together. Real winner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Beautiful blend of Tate's and textures. Love the smoky flavor of the crispy capers. Never had them before. Delicious! Read More