- ¼ tsp cumin seed
- ¼ tsp coriander seed
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- 200g block feta cheese (you can use light if you prefer), halved
- a little olive oil
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- 2 handfuls mixed salad leaves
- small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
- 2 mint sprigs, leaves picked
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- 2 large pitta bread, quartered
For the salsa
- 175g pack watermelon chunks, or equivalent whole chunk), chopped into small pieces
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- juice 2 limes
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- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
Using a pestle and mortar, crush the cumin and coriander seeds with a coarse grinding of pepper. Sit the feta on a plate, sprinkle over the spice mix – turning the feta so all sides are coated – and finish with a little olive oil. Set aside.
Mix the salsa ingredients together and season. Mix together the salad leaves, parsley and mint.
Brush the pittas with a little more oil and pop under a grill to heat through. Put a block of feta each on 2 plates, and serve with a spoonful of salsa, salad and pitta.
Use up leftover herbsWhizz the leftover mint and parsley together with 2 handfuls of pine nuts, a squeeze of lemon juice and enough extra virgin olive oil to make a pesto consistency. Stir through spaghetti, spread over bruschetta, or serve with grilled salmon steaks.