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Watermelon Feta Basil Salad

Watermelon Feta Basil Salad is the perfect side salad or appetizer during the summer months! Watermelon and feta cubes are topped with a light and refreshing vinaigrette then garnished with fresh basil. Get all the summer flavors in just one bite!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil - cut into thin strips
  • 4 oz feta cheese - broken or cut into chunks
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice - freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Combine watermelon, basil and feta in a large bowl. 
  • In a small bowl whisk the lime juice, honey, and olive oil and champagne vinegar. Pour over the watermelon, basil, and feta and toss to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for 1 hour until ready to serve. 

Notes

Add more dimension or flavor to the watermelon feta basil salad by adding cubed cucumbers and/or sliced raw red onions.
Not a fan of basil? Mix up the flavor with some fresh mint or fresh cilantro (for a more Mexican flavor) instead.
Want a bit more fruit in the salad? Add fresh blueberries or blackberries for a bit fruitier flavor/feel.
This salad is better consumed the same day as when you prepared it — although it can sit in the fridge for up to 6 hours to chill or if you want to prepare it a bit more ahead of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 25g (8%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 13g (20%), Saturated Fat: 5g (25%), Cholesterol: 25mg (8%), Sodium: 320mg (13%), Potassium: 289mg (8%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 22g (24%), Vitamin A: 1524IU (30%), Vitamin C: 20mg (24%), Calcium: 161mg (16%), Iron: 1mg (6%)