Watermelon and Feta Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette

watermelon.feta.salad3Watermelon has to me on my top 10 perfect food list.  It’s a beautiful color, fresh and natural, versatile and delicious!  Best of all it’s sweet but has almost no calories…perfection!  I’ve put a twist on watermelon here my making a salad combining it with feta cheese and fresh mint and dressing it with a honey vinaigrette.  This salad is refreshing on a hot summer day and a great addition to your backyard barbecue party.

I always buy seedless watermelon, I just don’t like having to either dig out those seeds or worse, spit them out of my mouth…yuck.  I buy watermelon that has already been cut for two reasons.  One, I can see the color of the melon and make sure it’s a nice deep dark red as those seem to be the juiciest and most flavorful.  Two, it is just too darn hard to cut through a big whole watermelon.

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Watermelon and Feta Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: fruit salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 3-4 cups chopped watermelon - cut into ¾ inch chunks
  • 1½ cups chopped English Cucumber (seedless cucumber with a more tender skin)
  • ½ of a small red onion - thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • For the dressing:
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a bowl. Place the dressing ingredients into a Mason jar with a tight fitting lid and shake until the honey is fully incorporated and the dressing has a smooth consistency.
  2. Drizzle 3 Tablespoons of the dressing over the salad and lightly toss.

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