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Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad with cucumber and feta cheese

Refreshing Watermelon Salad – a delightful summer treat that will make mealtime easier and so much fun!

Watermelon is my favorite fruit after mangoes. Growing up I was kind of allergic to watermelon. You see, I always used to end up with high fever after consuming watermelon. But I loved it so much that I used to sneak a small bite whenever we had itΒ at homeπŸ˜‹Β Eventually, as I grew up, I stopped getting sick and so I like to make myself believe that my love for this refreshing fruitΒ made me overcome this allergy (if ever there was such a thing.)Β 

Whenever I think of watermelon, it always makes me think of my childhood and how much I used to love eating it (well, I still do). I think the best way to have watermelon is as is. This sweet and juicy fruit really doesn’t need anything else. But this salad is definitely for those days when you want to switch things up a little.

Fun Fact: Watermelon is 92% water but is loaded with nutrients. It has significant levels of Vitamin A, B6 etc. as well as has antioxidant properties.

This Salad is made from Juicy Watermelon chunks tossed with cucumber, red onion and feta cheese with a light drizzle of lemon juice and honey. It tastes best when chilled. So you can easily make it a little ahead of time.

Watermelon Salad

Here’s how you can whip up this delicious salad and impress your friends and family with this fun and easy recipe –

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Ingredients

    For the Salad:
  • Watermelon cut into cubes - 4 cups
  • Cucumber - 2 cups diced
  • Red Onion - 1/2 cup (thinly sliced)
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese - 1/4 cup
  • For the Dressing:
  • Honey - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Pinch of Salt (as per taste)

Instructions

  1. Toss the watermelon, cucumber, onion and feta cheese together. If you don't like feta cheese, you can skip it.
  2. Whisk the honey, lemon juice & salt (optional) together in a small bowl and drizzle it over the salad and toss it again.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

PS: You can even add chopped mint leaves to this salad which will make it even more delicious!

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This Watermelon Salad can be easily served as a side with Grilled Chicken or any other dish of your choice. We had it with Chicken Wraps and the combo was delicious!

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*Recipe inspired fromΒ Pinterest

XOXO

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26 Comments

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    Lifestylebites3

    September 9, 2016

    That is one of the easiest salad that one could ever make

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Yes… So easy and delicious! Thanks a lot, Sangeetha. XoXo

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    Afrika Bohemian

    September 9, 2016

    I love water melon, i wish it was water melon season over here. The salad looks delish

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Girl, I love watermelon too!! Maybe you could give it a try when they are back in season at your place πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    September 9, 2016

    Such a refreshing salad πŸ™‚

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    lynne hoareau

    September 9, 2016

    I absolutely love watermelon πŸ™‚ and this sounds like the perfect salad πŸ™‚ x

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Yes me too, Lynne 😘 thanks a lot… You are always so kind and supportive.

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    youthfoodblog

    September 9, 2016

    I like the juicy combination of watermelon and red onion!

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Thanks a lot…it’s really delicious 😊

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    Erika Kind

    September 9, 2016

    That is an interesting combination. Sounds very good and refreshing!

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Yes Erika. The flavors truly complement each other πŸ™‚

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    Marisa's Italian Kitchen

    September 9, 2016

    The watermelon and feta cheese make a surprisingly delicious combo, looks so so good! πŸ™‚

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      smilingnotes

      September 9, 2016

      Yes that is so true Marisa. Thank you so much for your sweet comment 😘

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    September 9, 2016

    What a gorgeous and easy summer salad, thank you!

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    The Mew Life / EatingWellNYC

    September 10, 2016

    Just realized I only had watermelon like once this summer!

    I need to pick some up and make this salad before the summer’s really over!

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      smilingnotes

      September 10, 2016

      Yes!! Get it soon before summer ends πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

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    Susan @ Culinary Envy

    September 11, 2016

    I love watermelon too, and I can’t imagine being allergic to it! This salad sounds so refreshing, I can hardly wait to try it!

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      smilingnotes

      September 12, 2016

      Yes..can you imagine my horror as a child when I realized I’m falling sick because of it lol. Thaks a lot for your sweet comment Susan πŸ™‚

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    Sharon Blue Willow House

    September 17, 2016

    I saw a similar salad being service at a little restaurant in Delray Beach. It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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    sizzlesue15

    September 19, 2016

    We are now into Spring in Australia and I love the sound of combining watermelon with feta. Definitely on the list for Summer recipes. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

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      smilingnotes

      September 20, 2016

      Thanks a lot, Sue! I hope you like it just as much as we did! xoxo

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