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Healthy Watermelon Feta Salad

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Elevate your summer dining experience with our refreshing and vibrant Watermelon Feta Salad. Bursting with juicy watermelon, creamy feta cheese, and zest basil, this salad is a delicious celebration of sweet and savory flavors that's as healthy as it is satisfying.

Watermelon is a summertime staple and we usually eat it by the bucket-load around here. However, sometimes it's fun to mix it up and elevate your fruit by adding a few easy touches. Serve this Healthy Watermelon Feta Salad at your next gathering and you'll instantly take the party from simple to sophisticated, but without much work!

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. Summer Freshness: This Watermelon Feta Salad is the epitome of summer freshness. The juicy, sweet watermelon provides a refreshing and flavorful delight.
  2. Balance of Flavors: The juxtaposition of sweet watermelon and salty feta cheese, paired with fresh basil, offers a delightful balance of flavors in every bite. It's a taste sensation that's both satisfying and intriguing.
  3. Nutrient-rich and Low-Calorie: Beyond its delicious taste, this salad is a nutritional powerhouse. Watermelon is low in calories but rich in vitamins and antioxidants, while feta provides protein and calcium.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Tami Smith
This light and vibrant salad is a perfect summer treat, offering a burst of flavor in every bite with juicy watermelon, tangy feta cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Easy to prepare and packed with color, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering or a delicious addition to any meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 147 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Serving dish

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz. reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 5 regular basil leaves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place the cubed watermelon in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the watermelon cubes. Toss gently to coat them evenly.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the watermelon.
  • Add the minced basil leaves to the bowl.
  • Optional: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember that feta cheese is already salty, so adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  • Gently toss all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Transfer the watermelon feta salad to a serving dish or individual plates.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing and flavorful watermelon feta salad!

Notes

If you prefer a bolder flavor profile, you can add a drizzle of balsamic glaze or a sprinkle of freshly squeezed lime juice to the salad before serving.
Feel free to customize this salad by adding some sliced cucumber, red onion, or mint leaves for additional texture and taste.
This salad is best served fresh, as watermelon tends to release its juice over time.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 22.5gProtein: 4.3gFat: 5.3g
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