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WATERMELON SALAD

by Olivia

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WATERMELON SALAD – Hey y’all! If you’re looking for a refreshing and vibrant dish, this Watermelon Salad is just what you need. It’s perfect for those hot summer days or any time you want a light, healthy, and flavorful side. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This watermelon salad is a beautiful blend of sweet and savory flavors with a refreshing crunch. The combination of watermelon, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese, topped with a honey-lime dressing, makes it a delightful and unique dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

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  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

How to Make This Recipe:

  1. Prepare the Salad:
    • In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, and crumbled feta cheese. Toss gently to combine.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and fresh lime juice until well combined.
  3. Dress the Salad:
    • Pour the honey-lime dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
    • Taste and add more honey or lime juice if desired.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving for an extra refreshing taste.

Variations:

  • Herbal Addition: Add some fresh mint or basil leaves for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle some toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds on top for a crunchy texture.
  • Berries Boost: Add some fresh blueberries or raspberries for additional color and flavor.

Equipment:

  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

Storage:

This salad is best served fresh. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day. Note that the watermelon may release some juice over time, making the salad a bit watery.

What to Serve with This Recipe:

This watermelon salad is a perfect side dish for grilled meats, fish, or a light lunch on its own. It pairs wonderfully with a glass of chilled white wine or a refreshing lemonade.

Tips:

  • Use a seedless watermelon for convenience.
  • Make sure the watermelon and cucumber are well-chilled before making the salad for the best refreshing taste.
  • Adjust the amount of honey and lime juice in the dressing to suit your taste preferences.

FAQ:

Can I use a different cheese instead of feta?

Yes, you can use goat cheese or ricotta salata for a different flavor profile.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

You can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store them separately. Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving to keep it fresh and crisp.

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WATERMELON SALAD

WATERMELON SALAD

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sweet juicy watermelon chunks tossed with crisp cucumber, bits of salty feta and sharp red onion with a light honey & lime dressing. Summer in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta
  • Dressing:
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Toss the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the honey and lime together in a small bowl. Pour over the salad and toss.
  3. Add more honey and lime to taste.
  4. Best served fresh and cold.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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