Melon, Mint & Feta Salad

I have been waiting all summer long to make this salad and never got around to it until now. Melons are selling at a great price and summer is almost over so now is the perfect time! The combination of sweet melon, salty feta and refreshing mint is just to die for!

Melon, Mint & Feta Salad

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Total Recipe cost: $6.73
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Cost per serving: $0.84
Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 0 min. Total: 10 min.

INGREDIENTS COST
1 medium honeydew melon $1.99
1 medium cantaloupe melon $1.49
1/2 bunch fresh mint $1.50
4 oz. feta cheese $1.75
TOTAL $6.73

STEP 1: Rinse the outside of the melons well (one of the largest e. coli outbreaks was due to bacteria on the rind of melons that transferred to the inside when it was sliced). Cut both melons into chunks and place in a large bowl.

Here is a guide to choosing melons and here is a guide to cutting melons.

STEP 2: Rinse the mint well, pick the leaves from the stems and dry as well as possible (blot with a paper towel). Chop the mint until it is in small pieces.

STEP 3: Mix the mint in with the melon chunks. If serving immediately, crumble the 4 oz. of feta over top and then mix in. If you only plan to eat some and reserve the rest for later, only put feta on the amount that you plan to eat now. The salt in the feta will extract juices from the melons as it sits in the refrigerator, therefor causing it to wilt faster. So, only add the feta just before serving.