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Watermelon Feta Salad for Summer

July 12 2013 - 9:00 AM

Lettuce and dressing can get pretty boring, right? That’s what most people think of when they think of salad. While I do love a good Greek or Caesar, it’s easy to get sick of these standard variations. Summer barbecues are full of heavy foods – hotdogs, baked beans, potato chips and more. It’s nice to have a salad option…but one that people will actually eat instead of just move around their plate.

I’m  a big fan of the grilled corn, avocado and black bean salad. I tend to make that one too often and get a little tired of it. For a salad that is healthy and refreshing, try out a watermelon, feta and mint salad. I know, it doesn’t sound like those ingredients go together. You’d be surprised.  The creamy, salty feta pairs perfectly with the sweet fruit, and mint gives it the perfect, refreshing finishing touch. The lime juice and  zest I add to mine gives it a nice touch of citrus that pulls everything together.

It’s a side that almost seems like a dessert, and it’s certainly easy to make for a crowd with only a few ingredients. Take advantage of this salad while watermelon is perfectly in season.

Get the Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad recipe here >>