Thursday, June 22, 2017

Watermelon Feta Salad

This watermelon salad has summer written all over it. Do you need a quick recipe for a party? Snack for the kids? Healthy dessert? This recipe covers it!

During watermelon season this salad is not only affordable, it’s also healthy and delicious! I love watermelon but sometimes it is messy, so I like to make this salad, which is a little more spill proof.

Fresh is always best and a few of these ingredients could be picked from your garden or local CSA. The blueberries add color and tartness. They are also high in antioxidants and fiber, and low in sugar. For flavor, feta and honey are a mouthwatering mix – top with fresh chopped mint and your taste-buds will be humming.

Price: This recipe uses ¼ of a watermelon, so if you can get it pre-cut at the grocery its about $2-3. Blueberries are often on sale in the summer so hold out for that. Feta cheese is $1.99 at Aldi, which will last a while in the fridge, so I try to keep some on hand. During the summer, I try to grow my own mint and that is a big savings! If not – Whole Foods sells larger bushels than most grocery chains for the same price (Giant $1.99 for a small package vs. Whole Foods $1.99 for a large bushel).

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe 

Serves 4-6
Can easily be doubled.

1/4 Watermelon (chopped into 1 inch cubes)
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Feta Cheese
2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Honey
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped

Directions: In a medium/large bowl, add cubed watermelon, blueberries, honey and balsamic. Mix. If serving next day wait to add the rest of the ingredients until a few hours before, if possible. Before serving, add feta and mint leaves (chopped) and stir with plastic spatula. Serve chilled.

Enjoy and let food be your energy!

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