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Caroline Taylor’s No-Waste Watermelon Salad

Segment: Caroline Taylor’s No-Waste Watermelon Salad
Episode: S3E3
Presenter: Caroline Taylor
Air Date: 24th November 2019

Reducing your waste in the kitchen is not only beneficial for the planet, but will help you save money. This watermelon salad is a great dish for the summer.


  • 1 whole watermelon
  • Pickle juice
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 200g Danish feta
  • ½ lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Chives
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black pepper
  • Black olives
  • Mint


  • Remove the watermelon flesh from the rind – be sure to get as much of the pink off as possible.
  • Carefully slice the rind on a mandolin. Be sure to get long, thin slices – this will give the best curls.
  • Put the rind in a sanitised jar, and submerge it in pickle juice. Place some scrunched baking paper over the top.
  • To make whipped feta, put your cream cheese, Danish feta, ½ lemon (juiced), 3 garlic cloves, chives, extra virgin olive oil and black pepper into a blender. Mix until it’s nice and fluffy.
  • Slice your watermelon into chunks.
  • To plate the dish, start by putting the watermelon on the plate. Then place small dollops of the whipped feta around the watermelon.
  • Place the black olives onto the plate, then add the pickled watermelon rinds.
  • Add some mint and chives to freshen the dish, then drizzle on some olive oil.
  • Add some pepper to finish the dish. Don’t salt, as this will bring the water out of the watermelon.