WATERMELON-‘cuke SALAD WITH FETA CHICKEN

I call this a happy meal…a little of everything, a little sweet, a little thang, and a little salty. For the feta cheese, I only use Karoun. And I can’t ask for a better meal, mama mia!

Watermelon-‘cuke Salad:

1/2 large seedless watermelon, peeled, cut into large cubes

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced into chunks

1/2 large red onion, cut into thin rings

crumbled Karoun feta cheese

freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

Feta Chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

1 tablespoon olive oil

freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon, divided

salt and pepper

crumbled Karoun feta cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons minced garlic

In a large bowl, put all the watermelon cubes, cucumber chunks, onion rings and crumbled Karoun feta cheese. Whisk in a small bowl the salad dressing: lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour salad dressing over the watermelon mix and toss gently to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while making the feta chicken.

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a skillet over medium heat, sear chicken breast halves in about 1 tablespoon oil for 5 minutes; turn and cook 3 minutes more. Drizzle with half of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Karoun feta cheese, parsley and minced garlic. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Bake for 40 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Serve salad in individual plates topped with baked feta chicken slices.



KAROUN Dairies Handmade Cheese and Seasonal Wine,

the Perfect Pairing for Great Evenings and Good Friends

While cheese and wine pairings are not a new concept, wine and Mediterranean cheese pairings can be just as just fun and sometimes more interesting. Karoun Dairies authentic handmade Mediterranean cheeses are made for chilled white wines and good friends.

All of Karoun Dairies cheeses are natural and handmade at their state-of-the-art California facility, strictly using only milk from cows that are free from growth hormones, BGH/rBST, and are Real California Milk certified.

Many of the same general wine and cheese rules apply when pairing Mediterranean and ethnic cheeses with wines; you never want the wine to overpower the food, but rather to complement the flavors. When tasting the cheeses it is recommended that you start with the savory and move to the sweet. For a perfect night with friends and family try Karoun’s Yanni Grilling Cheese right off the grill, with its buttery texture, paired with a chilled California Chardonnay, or the award-winning Karoun Basket Fetas with a smooth Sauvignon Blanc and Kalamata Olives.

All Karoun’s yogurt products (yogurt, Kefir Cheese (Labne) and Sour Cream) are all natural, rBST-free and OU Kosher certified. For more info, please visit

www.karouncheese.com.

 

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