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Watermelon Feta salads have been all over the internet this summer, and I’ve delay posting mine. I first created my recipe when I was inspired by this recipe. Knowing Hubster would never eat it with the olives, or the onions, or the mint… (and he thinks I’ma picky eater). The only things I kept the same was the watermelon, Feta and Lime…
cubed watermelon, crumbled Feta cheese, cubed cantaloupe, black beans, pine nuts (pignolias), fresh chopped basil, fresh chopped cilantro, 2 limes, 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, fresh cracked black pepper, fresh ground sea salt
Zest and juice limes. Mix together, EVOO, lime zest, lime juice, basil, cilantro, salt and pepper to create dressing. Toss together watermelon, black beans, pine nuts and Feta cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Serve chilled. Garnish with basil leaf.
I used all of my remaining basil on this recipe, so I did add mint after all… as a garnish. Also, we don’t currently have pine nuts in our pantry, so I had to omit them from today’s dish.
Try to add protein to most of my summer salad recipes. Delicious!
What’s unique about your version of a Watermelon Feta Salad?
I saw a salad similar on a blog and tried my own spin with an Italian blend of lettuce, watermelon, peaches, mint, and feta cheese drizzled with a raspberry vinagerette dressing. It was delicious. I love the black bean spin you put on yours! These salads really are refreshing.
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