Photo: © Tom Hopkins

Jacques Pépin's friends Faith Middleton (host of NPR's The Food Schmooze) and veteran publicist Fern Berman once brought a watermelon salad to one of his boules parties. He loved it and was inspired to create this recipe. Although he cuts a small, seedless watermelon into rounds with a melon baller (adding the trimmings to the salad, too, so as not to waste them), you can also chop the watermelon into cubes.

How to Make It

In a large bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco and pepper. Add the watermelon, feta, olives and onion and toss gently. Garnish with the mint and serve.

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Ratings & Reviews

Leahlande's Review

July 28, 2011
My friend made this (sans olives) for lunch and served it on a bed of fresh spinach. Fantastic!

stessi700's Review

July 08, 2011
My Aunt made this salad without the olives and it was a surprise hit! Very refreshing on a hot day. Not spicy, even with Tobasco sauce. Just a very different and tasty combination of foods that don't sound like they would be good together, but are amazing.