Umami
Umami

Watermelon, Goats Cheese & Fennel

4 servings

servings

20 min

active time

25 min

total time

Ingredients

  • 1/4 of a large watermelon

  • 250grams good quality soft goats cheese

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped

  • 24 small fresh mint leaves + 1 tablespoons of chopped leaves

  • 1 fennel bulb + fronds for garnish

  • 1 green apple

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted

  • Salt & pepper

Directions

Cut watermelon into 4 even rectangles, these should be around 6cm x 4cm x 2.5cm.

Place the goats cheese, chives and mint in a bowl and whip until soft and well combined.

Using a mandolin, finely shave the green apple and fennel bulb. Place in a bowl with lemon juice and olive oil.

Grind your toasted fennel seeds until you have a fine powder.

To assemble, divide the goats cheese into 4 and smear over the rectangles of watermelon, try to keep it as neat as you can. Carefully layer with the ribbons of fennel and apple. Dust over a generous pinch of the ground fennel seeds, season with salt and pepper and garnish with mint leaves and fennel fronds. Repeat with remaining watermelon.

4 servings

servings

20 min

active time

25 min

total time
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