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Watermelon & Feta Salad

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It’s quickly approaching summer and to me that means watermelon season!  Watermelon is hands down my favorite food.  Usually, when I tell people I get the oddest looks. Yes, out of all the amazing dishes and ingredients I have tried,  a refreshingly juicy bite of watermelon is still top of my list.  If you want to get on my good side it’s simple, just bring me a watermelon! 

I love this recipe below because it makes watermelon so much more than just a snack.  Never would I have guessed that the tangy bite of feta would pair so perfectly with the sweet watermelon, but it’s definitely made a mark on one of my favorite flavor combinations!  The addition of the cilantro and mint simply add a earthy brightness to the dish.  Even though you may be hesitant of the savory flavors paired with the watermelon,  I highly recommend stepping outside your comfort zone and giving this summer salad a try!

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon & Feta Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 watermelon, cut into even slices
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Lime Dressing 

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 medium limes (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

-Whisk ingredients together, drizzle over salad.

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Combine the watermelon, feta, and herbs in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over the watermelon mixture and gently toss until incorporated.
  3. Plate and serve chilled!

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