Galia Melon Salad With Cheese & Cashews
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: International
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
This galia melon salad is light and refreshing for the hot summer months. It's also packed with nutritional content and the addition of nuts and cheese makes it a more substantial meal.
  • 1 small galia melon, halved and deseeded
  • 1 small onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced into half moons
  • 50g Turkish white cheese or feta cheese
  • 20g blue cheese
  • 1 handful cashew nuts (approx 30g)
  • 1 handful roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Drizzle of olive oil (approx 1 dessert spoonful)
  • Drizzle of nar ekşisi (approx 1 dessert spoonful)
  1. First of all, remove the flesh from your galia melon. You can either do this by creating melon balls or by quartering the melon and using a sharp knife to slice away the flesh from the skin.
  2. Discard the melon skin.
  3. Chop your galia melon into bite-sized chunks and arrange in a serving bowl.
  4. Now sprinkle your onions and mint leaves over the top and mix everything together.
  5. Using your fingers, crumble your cheeses into the melon salad, making sure the cheese pieces are in small chunks.
  6. Stir your cheese in, gently.
  7. Now sprinkle your cashew nuts over the top of your salad and drizzle olive oil and nar ekşisi over them.
  8. Serve immediately.
As with all of our recipes, this cheese and galia melon sald recipe has only an apporoximate calorie count. It is up to you how much dressing you want to use or which cheese brands.
Allow around 200 g of galia melon per person in this salad.
In Turkey, we use a low fat white cheese as this is a harder cheese. Use full fat if you want a creamier texture.
Nar ekşisi is popular in Turkish cuisine and is a sauce of pomegranate molasses. You can use balsamic vinegar if you can't get nar ekşisi.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 258
Recipe by Turkey's For Life at