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Watermelon Salad with manouri cheese (Supplied)

On a hot summer's day try a cool salad with watermelon, manouri cheese and rose syrup. Follow Angela Nicoletou's recipe for a healthy, refreshing treat. Rose petals optional! 

Dina Gerolymou
Published on
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 16:05
File size
14.56 MB
7 min 57 sec

Watermelon salad with rose syrup



Manouri cheese (or feta or goat’s cheese)

1 cup sugar

1 tbs rose cordial

1 tsp rose water

Mint leaves


Place sugar in a small saucepan with 1 cup water and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir through the cordial and rose water. Let cool.

Cut the watermelon into slices or large cubes and place on a platter. Cut the cheese into cubes and scatter over the watermelon. Drizzle with the rose syrup and scatter with mint leaves before serving.


Add rose liquor to the syrup. The leftover syrup keeps well in the fridge. 

You can substitute manouri with haloumi, feta, mozzarella or goat's cheese. 



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