I don't know if there is a more refreshing summer fruit than ice cold watermelon, and while I love it on its own, I've discovered that my new favorite way to enjoy it is in this salad. The lime vinaigrette is the perfect tart counterbalance with the sweetness of the watermelon, the feta adds a nice savory note, and the chopped mint adds a fresh, herbal flavor... It's a simple combination of flavors that really makes the watermelon shine!
And, what's great about this salad is it can be easily adapted, based on what you have... don't have any fresh mint? Top with fresh cilantro or basil. Don't have feta? Sub in queso fresco or fresh mozzarella. I've also added things like thinly sliced radishes and jalapenos, for a spicy kick, or chopped cashews or almonds for some crunch. There are so many ways to change this up, and I'm pretty sure they are all delish :) I hope you give this refreshing salad a try before the summer is over!
Watermelon, Mint + Feta Salad
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- 1-2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1-2 tsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- dash of salt and pepper
- balsamic reduction, optional
Whisk the lime juice, honey, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a small bowl, and set aside. Arrange the watermelon on plates, and sprinkle with crumbled feta and chopped mint. Spoon the lime vinaigrette over the salads, and lightly drizzle with balsamic reduction, if using. Serve and enjoy!