Photo Credit: The Fresh Market
Photo Credit: The Fresh Market

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.

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