This is a strange sounding mixture of ingredients at first glance. Go ahead and try it. It has become a family favorite. People will ask you to bring this to potlucks and then ask for the recipe.
WATERMELON SALAD WITH MINT AND FETA
1 (5 pound) seedless watermelon
1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
¼ cup red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
6 whole mint sprigs
Cut the flesh from the melon and cut into bite size pieces, removing and discarding any seeds, and set aside. Peel and slice the onion into rings. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, a few drops at a time. Add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings.
In a large owl, combine the melon, onion, and feta. Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. Garnish with mint sprigs.