Simple and Healthy Summer Recipe Watermelon Feta Salad

Some girls are happy to get flowers. I get psyched about a good watermelon. If I have my druthers, preferably a sugar baby, but I'm not trying to be high maintenance here. There is nothing more summery to me than getting a road side stand watermelon, cutting it open and being able to smell it from across the house. Have you ever tried watermelon at a conference hotel breakfast in February? Yeah... 

So while you actually have access to a fantastic watermelon, buy as many as you can and eat them daily. Our favorite side dish du jour right now is this salad: healthy, crisp, summery watermelon, feta and jalapeño in a light dressing. It's sweet, acidic, salty, crisp all in one dish. Which makes it perfect. This is the perfect high volume, low calorie dish for a party. Or for yourself. #RealTalk

It's hydrating, full of fiber..there's cheese. What's not to love?

Simple and Healthy Summer Recipe Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Jalapeño Feta Salad

/// Ingredients ///

  • feta cheese, crumbled to taste over the top (for 2 people I did maybe 1/4 cup)
  • watermelon (sugar baby variety is best- no seeds!) , 1-1/4 inch thick cut from the middle of the watermelon (we cut into squares then sliced them into 4 shingles each)
  • red onion (1 very small or 1/4 reg)
  • basil 3 leaves torn or cut
  • jalapeno 1/4 - 1/2 thinly sliced

/// dressing ///

  • Worcestershire sauce,  2 tsp
  • cider vinegar 1 T
  • vegetable/canola oil 1 T
  • garlic clove  1 small, minced
  • honey/brown sugar  2 tsp
  • lime juice 1 T


  • /// Directions /// To make the dressing, add dressing ingredients to a cup/bowl and whisk vigorously or use an immersion blender. Add a layer of dressing to the plate and add cubed watermelon, onion, feta, basil and jalapeño.  
Simple and Healthy Summer Recipe Watermelon Feta Salad

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