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If you are looking for a fresh and flavorful salad that also is a cinch to whip up, look no further! This Easiest Watermelon Salad comes together in just a few minutes and only uses 5 ingredients. This Easiest Watermelon Salad goes perfectly with almost any main course and is especially delicious during the summer!
You guys, I cannot get enough of this salad this summer. I want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not only is it super tasty but it’s incredibly simple to make with only 5 ingredients. So it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to be in the kitchen any more than you have to.
I’ve always loved watermelon, but something about it this summer has me craving it like crazy. My favorite go-to watermelon recipe is my watermelon strawberry slushee, which immediately transports me back to my childhood.
Getting My Fill of The Easiest Watermelon Salad
The watermelons have been exceptionally good this year. I’m not sure what it is but it seems like they’ve been way more flavorful than years past.
Recently we went to a birthday party and they had watermelon salad on the menu. I was reminded of just how delicious it was and I immediately made a batch.
And then another.
And then perhaps another…
At least I’m staying well-hydrated as of late. Which is a good thing because I’m still nursing my little one and staying hydrated is of the utmost importance when you’re breastfeeding.
Notes About the Easiest Watermelon Salad
It almost seems silly to share a recipe that is so incredibly simple. But often, those are the recipes that are the best. Simple ingredients and delicious flavor.
Which is exactly what you get in this summertime salad.
The watermelon is delightfully crunchy and juicy, while the citrus juice gives it a pop of brightness. This is perfectly balanced against the saltiness of the feta cheese and the earthiness of the fresh herbs.
When it comes to the dressing, it’s literally two ingredients: lemon or lime juice and extra virgin olive oil. You don’t even need any extra salt because the feta is salty enough on its own.
Speaking of cheese, if you can tolerate dairy, then use whatever your favorite feta is. If you are dairy-free, have to fear. There are a couple of delicious vegan fetas out there. The two I currently love are VioLife Vegan Feta and Follow Your Heart Vegan Feta Crumbles.
Lastly, herbs. You need to add some fresh herbs to this. They add such wonderful flavor. My favorite is mint and basil, but you could use any other herbs you like. Lemon balm would be delicious. Tarragon would also be good. Don’t skip the fresh herbs. They make a big difference in the overall satisfaction of the salad.
Lastly, this salad is super forgiving. You don’t really need to measure things. Want a little more like juice? Add it. Want more or less herbs? Go for it. You truly cannot mess this salad up.
Looking for More Healthy Salad Recipes?
I’m a huge fan of salads. From simple to complex, I love them all. If you’re looking for some other recipe ideas, I’ve got you covered. Also, make sure you check out the very bottom of this post for a little info about my popular Eat the Rainbow self-paced eCourse and a special coupon code to save 50% on enrollment. 🙂
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- Herbed Zucchini Ribbon Salad
- Blood Orange and Pickled Fennel Salad
- Easy Mason Jar Greek Salad
- Zucchini Coleslaw
- Festive Roasted Beet and Kale Salad
- Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad with Spiced Kombucha Vinaigrette
- Tangy Green Bean Salad with Crispy Walnuts
- Simple Summer Carrot Salad
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- Roasted Beet Salad With Feta and Citrus Vinaigrette
- Black Radish Slaw
- Easy Cauliflower Salad
- How to Make Homemade Ranch & Italian Salad Dressings
And now, who’s ready for some watermelon? Let’s go!
- 1 mini watermelon, cut into small cubes (this gives you roughly 6-8 cups of watermelon)
- 1 large lime, juiced
- 3-4 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup feta crumbles (more or less to suit your tastes)
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs (like mint or basil), rough chopped
- Cube your watermelon and place in a large bowl.
- Drizzle with lime juice and EVOO.
- Add your feta crumbles and fresh herbs and gently toss to combine.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g
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