BERRY WATERMELON FETA SALAD — Watermelon, strawberries and blueberries are tossed with mint and feta cheese in a honey-lime poppy seed dressing to create this light, refreshing summer salad.
If you’re looking for the perfect summer salad recipe, look no further than this Berry Watermelon Feta Salad.
First, the colors are perfect for summer holidays, like Memorial Day and Independence Day, and this salad features tons of fresh, in-season summer fruit.
I mean, watermelon is basically another word for summer, if you ask me. And it pairs perfectly with the berries, mint and feta cheese.
If you haven’t tried watermelon with feta cheese, trust me, it’s delicious. Crumble goat cheese would be a great substitution in this recipe, if that’s what you prefer, or have on hand.
And it’s all tossed together in a simple honey-lime dressing that’s the perfect accompaniment to the fresh fruit, mint and crumbly cheese.
Between you and me, I hate cutting watermelon, so I usually buy the pre-cut chunks from the grocery store and cut them into smaller pieces.
This is a great salad to take to potlucks and outdoor gatherings, because you don’t have to worry about the dressing going-bad.
And it’s so cool, light and refreshing–it’s always a hit on a hot summer day. Plus, it’s healthy and delicious! Everything a salad should be.
This salad doesn’t keep well–it produces a lot of liquid as it sits, and the berries get a little mushy–so I’d advise eating it the day you make it, which shouldn’t be a problem.
If you need a simple, beautiful summer fruit salad this season, this Berry Watermelon Feta Salad is sure to be a favorite.
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Tips for Choosing the Best Watermelon
Size and weight: Whether it’s large or small, a watermelon should feel heavy for it’s size–that means it’s full of juice. If you’re not sure how much a watermelon should weigh, pick up a few of the same size and keep the heaviest one.
Appearance: Look for the yellow spot! Watermelons develop a discolored, slightly flat spot where they rest on the ground. When this spot is creamy yellow, the watermelon is ripe. Avoid melons where the spot is white, pale green or missing.
Sound: Give your watermelon a thump. A ripe one will have a deep hollow sound. Under-ripe or over-ripe melons will sound dull.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Berry Watermelon Feta Salad
- Produce: Watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, fresh mint, limes
- Feta cheese
- Poppy seeds
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 6 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/3 cup mint leaves, torn
- Pinch of salt
- In a large bowl, whisk together honey, lime juice and poppy seeds.
- Add the watermelon, strawberries and blueberries and toss to coat.
- Gently stir in the feta cheese, then sprinkle with fresh mint. Season with a pinch of salt, if desired.
- Refrigerate until serving. Eat within 4 hours for best texture and flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g
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