Looking for ways to alleviate some of the summer heat and get a delicious treat at the same time? This excellent watermelon salad is an easy and healthy way to achieve that! This recipe combines the sweetness and juiciness of watermelons with creamy and savory feta cheese. With a few fresh and fragrant herbs mixed in, this salad is as refreshing as they come!
What’s Needed for 12 Servings
To put together this quick and easy summer salad, you will need:
- One half of a large, seedless watermelon — chilled
- 1 small red onion — sliced
- A cup of fresh chopped cilantro
- A cup of thinly sliced basil leaves
- Two limes — juiced
- Half a cup of minced mint leaves
- A 4-ounce package of crumbled feta cheese
- Two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Putting the Watermelon Salad Together
Make sure that the watermelon is chilled to get the full refreshing factor of this dish, then slice it into bite-sized cubes. Toss the slices together in a bowl with the onions, freshly-chopped herbs listed above, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and crumbled feta cheese. Add salt and pepper until you like the level of seasoning. You can also play around with the amount of balsamic vinegar if the salad isn’t balanced enough for your liking. If you enjoy some spice, consider adding a bit of sliced jalapeño to the mix!
Enjoy Throughout the Summer
In the summer, when watermelons are abundant, it’s always good to know a few fresh and exciting recipes like this one that makes excellent use of this seasonal fruit. This salad can be a refreshing standalone treat or it can be served next to a delicious main course of your preference. It’s known to go well with beans, white fish, chicken, and pork. It’s sure to add a much-needed burst of freshness and a sweet note to any meal that it’s made a part of.