Salads

Watermelon and Feta Salad

May is National Salad Month! Every month could be salad month in our home because we eat enough of it. Normally, I just make a simple tossed salad or a Caesar salad, but lately I’ve been experimenting with different salad ingredients. I’ve discovered a new found love of Curried Chicken Salad and more recently, this Watermelon and Feta Salad. I wasn’t sure how it would taste since I typically associate watermelon with desserts. I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually quite good. I’ve been craving it daily since I made it!

Watermelon and Feta Salad - A fresh summer salad that is delicious on its own or paired with grilled chicken breasts or steak!

The ingredients are a blend of textures and flavours. You have the sweet, juiciness of the watermelon combined with the saltiness of the feta cheese. Add some crunch with pumpkin seeds, creamy smooth chunks of avocado and a hint of spice + tang with the lemon/olive oil/chili powder dressing. Together it becomes a mouthwatering summer salad!

Watermelons are in abundance in the summer so save some pieces and try this salad. It’s delicious on its own as a lunch or pair it with some grilled chicken breasts or steak. I’ll be making this one again and again I’m sure!

Watermelon and Feta Salad - A fresh summer salad that is delicious on its own or paired with grilled chicken breasts or steak!

Yield: 4

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 3 to 4 handfuls of mixed salad greens of your choice
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, shells removed
  • ¼ extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • pinch of sea salt (I used Piri Piri Chili Salt)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the watermelon, avocado, salad greens and red onion. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder and sea salt. Pour dressing into salad and toss.
  3. Add feta cheese and pumpkin seeds to salad and toss together.

Watermelon and Feta Salad - A fresh summer salad that is delicious on its own or paired with grilled chicken breasts or steak!

Check out these salad recipes from my friends: Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion SaladCelery Apple SaladClassic Tuna Pasta Salad , Kale & Brussel Sprout Salad, Dragon Fruit Salad, Taco Salad in a Bag and BLT Pasta Salad.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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