The N.Y. Times Spruces Up Greek Salad With Unlikely Ingredient and it Goes Viral!

The famous New York Times blog called NYT Cooking recently published a recipe for the traditional Greek salad known as “horiatiki” made with the core ingredients of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and feta with a twist — watermelon.

Watermelon with feta or even in a salad is not entirely uncommon in Greece as many households enjoy the sweet and refreshing summertime fruit with salty feta cheese and cucumbers as a light dinner or snack.

Now the rest of the world gets to experience this flavorful delight thanks to the NYT post which has gone viral with over 4,000 Likes, more than 200 comments and about 1.7 thousand shares making it one of the most popular posts on the page!

Check it out and make the salad for yourself!

3 cups of watermelon, cubed
2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into slices
1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 small red onion, chopped
⅓ cup of olives
⅓ cup crumbled feta
A little chopped parsley and mint (optional)
Olive oil and red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make the salad: Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir and enjoy!

For more great summertime recipes from Greece using watermelon look here.