Watermelon Feta Salad

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If you need something interesting to mix up your picnic table, this Watermelon Feta Salad is for you.

The combination of ingredients may seem a little odd: sliced tomatoes, cubed melon, feta and a honey-oil dressing…but trust us, this watermelon feta salad is sweet, savory, and delicious. You wouldn’t believe how perfectly it pairs with our Honey Glazed Chicken! Tomorrow is also National Watermelon Day, so what better way to celebrate then with this refreshing summer salad.

On the shore we have several different kinds of mint growing, from mountain mint to chocolate mint to spearmint. You can use a different type of mint each time you make this salad, but it’s best to keep it simple and pick one variety. Part of the beauty of this salad is how intertwined the delicate sweet and salty flavors become when they have time to meld together in the refrigerator.

Since tomatoes are in season, pick up some from your local farmer’s market. Heirloom varieties are especially colorful with a nice crunch. They give a summery flair to this fresh salad. Using yellow pear or cherry tomatoes brightens the dish and makes it all the more Instagram worthy.

Watermelon, tomato, and feta salad

Switch up our Watermelon Feta Salad

A recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Have fun! Here are some ideas:

  • Mix in cucumber or roasted corn
  • Add kalamata olives, remove pits and dice
  • Serve on a bed of your favorite super-greens mix
  • Experiment with the Honey you use

If you decide to make this Watermelon Feta Salad, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

watermelon feta salad with kalamata olives onion and tomato on plater

Watermelon Feta Salad

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 241kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 c olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice fresh
  • 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 2 tsp. salt kosher
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper freshly ground
  • 10 c watermelon seedless, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 c cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 c feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 c mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion small sweet, diced
  • 1 c Marcona Almonds coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Add the watermelon, tomato, feta, mint and onion and toss with your hands.
  • Chill for several hours before serving. This gives the flavors time to meld together.
  • Garnish with almonds before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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