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Watermelon feta mint basil salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad

A classic summer salad using juicy chunks of watermelon and cucumber sprinkled with crumbly and salty Feta cheese is delightful.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American, continental
Keyword: feta, summer salad, watermelon, watermelon salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 serving
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar

Ingredients

  • 400 grams watermelon seedless , cut into cubes
  • 300 grams English cucumbers firm , cut into cubes
  • 50 grams feta cheese cubed
  • 20 grams goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Mint

For Salad Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt coarsely ground
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper Freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves chopped

Instructions

  • Cut out rind from watermelon and cut them into 1 inch cubes. Put these watermelon cubes in a large bowl.
  • Cut cucumbers into similar sized cubes and put them in a large salad bowl.
  • Chop fresh mint and add that to the bowl with watermelon and cucumbers.
  • Add feta cheese cut into very small cubes in the same salad bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, sumac, and basil leaves.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Sprinkle crumbled Goat cheese over the salad. Serve chilled

Video

Notes

  • Seeding watermelon is cumbersome so try and use seedless watermelon.
  • Do not cut the watermelon into big chunks. Medium-sized cubes of watermelon are ideal for dressing to work its magic.
  • You can skip cucumber or use it if you like that.
  • Use chilled watermelon and make it fresh for the best taste.
  • Do not let it sit for too long in case you want to make it ahead, pour dressing when you are ready to eat.
  • Use best quality ingredients like olive oil etc because USP of these simple recipes is quality of fresh produce.
  • I have not used lemon zest in the video but you can add lemon zest in the basil honey vinaigrette to add more refreshing taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg