Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

We're half way through the summer season and heat waves in LA have been in full force. These hot and muggy days make me crave foods that are refreshing, light and juicy.  All that heat signaled it was time to head into the kitchen and do one of my favorite things- play with food.  I rummaged through my refrigerator found an English cucumber, watermelon, and feta cheese.  Combine these and make a salad? Why not?  The combination eased my cravings for a refreshing, juicy salad.  

This is a quick, simple salad that takes no time to put together.  I chose to use a sweet Hawaiian onion to blend with the sweetness of the watermelon.  The thin, even slices are made with one of my favorite kitchen toys, a mandoline.

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The lime juice and salt will draw out water in the cucumber and watermelon.  I removed the cucumber seeds, then diced it to avoid having extra liquid.  Doing this adds a nice crunch to each bite of cucumber. Bite size is important, so the diced watermelon is around the same size as the cucumber.

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The great thing about this colorful salad? It takes very little time to put together.  If you're bringing the salad for a summer gathering, wait until you arrive to mix everything together.   Keep the salad ingredients separate, then add the lime vinaigrette and feta cheese right before serving.  I promise people will go back for seconds.

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Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese salad, easy side dish, summer salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 217 kcal
Author: Lisa Marie Todd

A fresh and delicious salad full of flavor

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Ingredients

  • cup  watermelon cut into small cubes
  • 3/4  cup  sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 2   English cucumbers seeded and quartered
  • tablespoon  mint chopped
  • tablespoon  cilantro chopped
  • tablespoon  fresh lime juice
  • teaspoon  lime zest
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2  cup  feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, sweet onion and cucumbers. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mint, cilantro, fresh lime juice, lime zest and mix.
  3. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour mixture over melon, onion and cucumbers. Gently mix well.
  5. Add feta cheese to salad, gently mix and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1630IU33%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Click the video below to see how I prepared this salad on my Facebook Live broadcast of “An Appetizing Life”.

 

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