When I think of summer and fruit, one of my favorites is watermelon. I had the opportunity to try watermelon salad for the first time at a friend’s home a few weeks ago – I had never heard of it before! Now I’m sold! Refreshing, light and flavorful, this recipe from The Fresh Market is terrific – the tangy flavor of the feta and balsamic pair perfectly with the watermelon!
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 medium seedless watermelon, diced
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 8 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon honey
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, canola oil, olive oil, mustard, honey and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spread 2/3 of watermelon on serving platter. Top with onion, mint and cheese and season with pepper.
Pour dressing over salad and garnish with remaining watermelon cubes.
Excellent with grilled shrimp or chicken.