Try our crusted feta with a rocket and watermelon salad, then check out our watermelon and feta salad, fruit salad, grilled halloumi salad and our baked feta pasta.

Cook's tip: Watermelon is refreshing summer fruit royalty but picking the right one can be tricky. Here’s a tip – tap the thick rind for a dull sound and a slight vibration. Both those indicators mean a ripe melon due to high water content.

Crusted feta with a rocket and watermelon salad recipe


  • 25g plain flour, seasoned
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 20g panko breadcrumbs
  • 200g feta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 200g watermelon, sliced
  • 90g wild rocket
  • few basil leaves, chopped
  • few mint leaves, picked


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in three shallow bowls. Dip the block of feta into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs until well coated. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan set over a medium heat. Once hot, cook the feta for 2-3 mins per side until golden brown.

  • STEP 2

    For the salad, whisk the extra-virgin olive oil, chilli, vinegar and honey with some seasoning. Arrange the watermelon and rocket onto a platter, drizzling over most of the dressing. Top with the crusted feta, and spoon over the remaining dressing. Scatter with the basil and mint to serve.


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