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Refreshing Watermelon Salad

When I think of summer, the first fruit that comes to mind is watermelon. Its juiciness and sweetness make it an ideal ingredient for a delicious summer salad. Refreshing Watermelon Salad is the perfect dish for a hot summer day.

Glass bowl of watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil.
This vibrant and juicy salad combines the sweet, crisp taste of watermelon with the tangy zest of feta cheese, the fresh crunch of cucumber, and the aromatic notes of mint.

Ingredients for Refreshing Watermelon Salad

  • 1 mini watermelon (approximately 4 cups), rind removed and cubed
  • 2 Persian cucumbers (approximately 1 cup), sliced
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
Glass bowl of watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil.

Directions:

1. To make this delightful salad, start by cutting a ripe watermelon into bite-sized cubes. Next, slice a cucumber into thin rounds and crumble some feta cheese over the top.

2. In a large bowl, gently toss the watermelon, cucumber, and feta together. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves, torn into smaller pieces to release their fragrant oils. For the dressing, whisk together some olive oil, lime juice, a touch of honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle this over the salad and give it one final, gentle toss.

3. Serve the Refreshing Watermelon Salad chilled, and garnish with a few extra mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Glass bowl of watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil.

This salad is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, with its vibrant colors and fresh ingredients. Enjoy it as a light lunch, a side dish at a barbecue, or even as a healthy snack.

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