Watermelon Braai Salad With Feta

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This watermelon braai salad with feta is a little different for this summers braai.


  • 1 scallion
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground sumac
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 lb. watermelon, rind removed and cut into large triangular chunks
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, smashed and then cut into 1/2-in. pieces
  • 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 c. whole-milk yogurt
  • 1/4 c. small fresh mint leaves
  • Flaky sea salt, for serving


  1. Finely chop white and light green parts of scallion; thinly slice dark green part and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, sumac, chopped scallion and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add watermelon and cucumbers and gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, puree feta and yogurt until smooth. Spread onto serving platter.
  3. Remove watermelon and cucumbers from marinade and arrange on top of sauce. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the marinade over top, then sprinkle with mint, sliced scallion and sea salt.

braai potato salad

Ina Paarman Vegetable Spiced Braai Potato Salad

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  • 2 lb. baby yellow potatoes
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2  medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp.  white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Ina Paarman Vegetable Spice Seasoning
  • 1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 c. fresh dill, roughly chopped


  1. Place potatoes in medium pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, add 1/2 tablespoon salt, reduce heat, and simmer until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring medium saucepan of water to a boil. Gently add eggs and cook to desired doneness (6 minutes for jammy yolks). Transfer to ice water to cool; drain and peel.
  3. In large bowl, toss onion with vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and let sit, tossing occasionally, until potatoes are ready. 
  4. Drain potatoes and run under cold water to cool. Drain well and pat dry, then cut in half.
  5. Whisk oil, mustard, and Old Bay seasoning into onion mixture. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Fold in parsley and dill. Halve eggs and add to potatoes just before serving. 
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