Watermelon Feta Salad

Fresh, juicy watermelon! Is there anything that spells summer as much as watermelon? It is one of my favorite summer treats and while making some early plans for a 4th of July socially distant patio

Fresh, juicy watermelon! Is there anything that spells summer as much as watermelon? It is one of my favorite summer treats and while making some early plans for a 4th of July socially distant patio gathering of a few loved ones, I decided it was time to pull out one of my favorite summer recipes.  This Watermelon Feta Salad served with just a touch of mint is one of those “sweet yet salty” combos that is just out of this world.   It is colorful and perfect for a cookout, picnic, or even for a lazy weekend brunch.

 

This salad is most delicious when made shortly before serving.  I hope our readers enjoy it as much as I do!

 

Watermelon Feta Salad

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 12 cups of cubed watermelon (approximately 8 lb. whole seedless watermelon) chilled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 whole limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

 

  1. If you are using a whole watermelon, cut into chunks and drain.
  2. Make the salad dressing by whisking in a small bowl the olive oil, fresh lime juice, and salt.
  3. Put the watermelon in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing and chopped mint over the watermelon and toss gently. Add the crumbled feta into the salad bowl and stir gently.
  4. Chill and serve within a few hours if possible.

 

Feature image from Pexels courtesy of Daria Shevtsova

 

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Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her. Through her many years as a masters-level certified health educator and 18-year employment in a higher education setting – as well as several years as a graduate and doctoral student – she has written countless articles, essays, publications, grant applications, proposals, reports, and other technical and creative writing documents. In addition to her training and professional work experience, she spent four years as volunteer editor of New Focus Daily, a publication of the Women Survivors Alliance, a national women cancer survivors-focused organization based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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