Watermelon and Feta Salad

Refreshing, light and delicious. This super easy watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe is sure to be a big hit.

Watermelon Feta Cheese Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Let sit refrigerated: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 198kcal
The bright sweet flavor of sun-ripened watermelon combined with an earthy, slightly salty feta cheese makes the perfect summer side salad.
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Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 or 4 chopped and crushed mint leaves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • a dash of your favorite hot sauce
  • Pumpkin seeds or toasted pine nuts - optional for topping

Instructions

  • Remove watermelon from rind and dice into bite-size pieces.
  • Set aside in a serving bowl.
  • Toss with feta cheese.
  • Combine lemon juice, olive oil, mint leaves, black pepper and a dash of your favorite hot sauce in a small bowl whisk together.
  • Pour on watermelon and feta.
  • Let sit refrigerated for about an hour.
  • Just before serving top with pumpkin seeds or pine nuts.

Notes

I love this simple salad.  it always surprises guests, since most people don't think of combining cheese and watermelon.
Growing up in the south we salted our plain watermelon, so adding a slightly salty feta, seems perfect. 
Variation:  Add heirloom tomatoes, substitute feta for a sharp Italian cheese and basil instead of mint.  Vey yummy.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 3255IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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