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WATERMELON SALAD

Looking for refreshing summer salads this season? Look no further than this watermelon salad with red onion and feta! Pull out your Instacart app and load your digital cart with just a handful of items for this yummy recipe.

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Ingredient notes:

Feta – Feta cheese makes everything taste better…including this watermelon salad. Not pictured here but adding feta would definitely pull all the flavors together very nicely and make this juicy salad even better. Feel free to add it in or omit it as you see here.

Olive Oil – Similar recipes will call for a light coat of olive oil, again that is something I skipped to keep fat content at bay.

Persian cucumbers – Each ingredient is key to making this recipe as delicious as it looks but the Persian cucumbers are what give this watermelon salad a little something extra…the crunch! Do yourself a favor and spring the Persian cukes, you won’t be sorry! 

Watermelon Salad with Red Onion and Feta

Ingredients for this Watermelon Salad with Red Onion and Feta

  • 1/2 Watermelon
  • 2 Persian cucumbers
  • 1/4 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • Fresh basil 
  • Fresh mint 
  • S & P to taste

Tools used to make this easy summer salad

Just a couple of items were used in the 10 minutes it took me to whip this juicy salad up, here they are:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Lemon juicer…game changer
  • Vegetable peeler

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Using a cutting board and knife, remove ends and slice cucumbers down the middle then slice to make half-moon shape bites. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the red onion and add to the large bowl.
  3. Add red wine vinegar to the veggie mixture with salt and pepper, mix and set aside.
  4. Cube the watermelon and place it in the bowl with the veggie mixture.
  5. Pick basil leaves, roll them tightly together, and chopped into ribbons, then add to the watermelon mixture.
  6. Pick and finely chop mint leaves, then add them to the bowl.
  7. Optional: Add feta cheese crumbles and or coat with olive oil.
  8. Mix together, serve immediately, and enjoy! 

Frequently asked questions:

What is the secret to making a good salad at home?

Season, taste, repeat. Every salad ingredient should taste good enough to eat on its own, so season your green/veggies, your dressing, and any other add-ins.

How do I make a good Greek salad?

A traditional Greek salad has just a handful of ingredients; sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, olives, and feta cheese. This classic combination is delicious, but try this shrimp zoodle salad for an interesting twist.

What are some great creative salad recipes?

One word, seasonal. Salad recipes are a great way to show off and experiment with in-season fruits and veggies. To get some inspo try some of these recipes or check this seasonal food guide to start incorporating select produce into your next dish. 

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Watermelon Salad with Red Onion and Feta

Watermelon Salad with Red Onion and Feta

Juicy, crispy ad absolutely delicious, this fresh summer salad is a fa favorite and will be the only way you'll want to enjoy your watermelon season.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Watermelon
  • 2 Persian cucumbers
  • 1/4 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • Fresh basil Measure with your heart
  • Fresh mint Measure with your heart
  • S & P to taste

Instructions
 

  • Using a cutting board and knife, remove ends and slice cucumbers down the middle then slice to make half-moon shape bites. Place in a large bowl.
  • Thinly slice the red onion and add to the large bowl.
  • Add red wine vinegar to the veggie mixture with salt and pepper, mix and set aside.
  • Cube the watermelon and place it in the bowl with the veggie mixture.
  • Pick basil leaves, roll them tightly together, and chopped into ribbons, then add to the watermelon mixture.
  • Pick and finely chop mint leaves, then add them to the bowl.
  • Optional: Add feta cheese crumbles and or coat with olive oil.
  • Mix together, serve immediately, and enjoy! 

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 2153IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bbq, Feta, Quick Salad, Snack, summer salad, Watermelon
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