Watermelon salad is a refreshing and easy-to-make summer dish. It is perfect for a light lunch or as a side to your grilled meats. The key to a good watermelon salad is to use a ripe watermelon so that it is sweet and juicy. I like to add some feta cheese and chopped mint to my salad for a little salty and tangy flavor. You can also experiment with other fruits and vegetables, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumber, or tomatoes. Watermelon salad is best served cold, so make sure to refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving.
The star ingredient
Watermelon salad is a dish made from, as the name suggests, watermelons and feta cheese. Watermelon is usually the star ingredient, with feta adding a salty, tangy contrast. This particular salad also includes mint, which gives it a refreshing flavor. Watermelon salad is perfect for a summer picnic or potluck.
A perfect choice
It's light and refreshing but filling enough to be a meal on its own. Watermelon salad is also healthy since watermelons are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. So if you're looking for a delicious and healthy dish to take to your next outdoor gathering, Watermelon Salad with Feta is a perfect choice.
Ingredients needed to make Watermelon Salad with Feta :
1 small Watermelon cut into chunks
1 cucumber sliced
½ red onion very thinly sliced
½ cup of whole seedless kalamata olives¼ cup chopped fresh mint
4 ounces cubed feta cheese2 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons of extra olive oil
-2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
-Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by chopping up the watermelon into bite-sized chunks
- Slice the cucumber, and red onion
- Add the feta cheese, cucumber, olives, chopped mint leaves, and onion to the watermelon.
- In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the vinaigrette (lime juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt/pepper)
- Pour the vinaigrette over the Watermelon Salad with Feta and stir everything together.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
Health Benefits of eating Watermelon
Watermelon is not only a delicious and refreshing summer fruit, but it also has many health benefits. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as lycopene - an antioxidant that has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. Furthermore, watermelon is low in calories and high in water content, making it a great choice for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Watermelon can be enjoyed on its own or added to salads, such as Watermelon Salad with Feta. So next time you're looking for a healthy and delicious snack, reach for some watermelon!