It’s certainly heatwave weather and so my recipe today suits not only the simple remit of ‘Super Simple’ to make but also ‘no need to cook’. Feta works really well with this melon and cured ham assembly but goat’s cheese also makes a delicious alternative. Hungry or non-wls diners might appreciate a little bread on the side.
MINTED MELON, HAM AND FETA SALAD
1 melon (or about 400 g/14 oz melon chunks)
90 g/3½ oz rocket or argulas
7 slices Parma ham
100 g/4 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, roughly crumbled
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp low-fat French dressing
½ tsp grated lemon zest
- Halve the melon, scoop out the seeds and discard. Remove the skin and cut into wedges or chunks.
- Scatter three-quarters of the rocket or arugula over a large serving plate and top with the melon.
- Tear each slice of ham in half then arrange over the melon along with the feta and remaining rocket or arugula. Sprinkle over the mint and seasoning to taste.
- Mix the dressing with the lemon zest and drizzle over the salad. Serve at once.
WLS PORTION: ½-1
CALORIES PER PORTION: 120
Image courtesy of Waitrose