It’s working! We are eating much better and it is only Day 4 of Salad Days of Summer.. Well … over here at my house, we are really on Day 5 or 6! I wanted to get a head start and make some of this weeks salads so I could share them as a post. But turns out.. between work (yes, I have a 9 to 6 job) and life…
I got a little over enthusiastic!
I don’t think I will be able to make every single salad to post daily. So I am going to try my best and hope we can make them all… this summer LOL!
Drum roll please.. a perfect HOT Summer day/ night salad that is refreshing, sweet with a little salt on the side!
Who is ready for a Watermelon Salad with Feta and Cucumber?
This recipe comes from Denise, a good friend that lives at the beach in the summer, who knows what people want to eat in the Summer! Boy, did she got it right with this one!
We picked up a pretty big fresh local Florida watermelon over the weekend and it turned out to be much larger than I had thought. When I started cutting it.. I knew I had more than enough for this salad, slices and another bowl on the side!
Does Watermelon Freeze??
I made the dressing in the recipe, but honestly, I would prefer to just squeeze a lime over it and maybe a dribble of oil. The ingredients were so fresh and flavorful together it really didn’t need that much olive oil.
It was super hot today and we all really enjoyed the crisp, cool watermelon and cucumber paired with the salty feta with mint mixed in. YUM!
Another great salad that is so easy to make and just right for Summer!
This week we will be making:
click here for more information on the Salad Days of Summer
Monday: Blue Cheese, Grape, Walnut and Romaine Salad
Tuesday: Cauliflower Salad
Wednesday Healthy Mexican Corn Salad (click link for recipe)
Thursday: Watermelon Salad with Feta and Cucumber
Friday: Cucumber and Dill Pasta Salad (click link for recipe)
Saturday: Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Sunday: Butter Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, and Pine nuts with a Lemon Vinaigrette
Check back for the recipes and please share your favorite salad recipes to be included in the next few weeks!
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Cucumber Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 20 min
- Yield: 4+
- Category: Salad
recipe via Dinner at The Zoo
3 cups watermelon cubed or balled
1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber seeds removed
2 tablespoons mint thinly sliced or small mint leaves
1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
- Place the watermelon, cucumber and mint in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the melon mixture and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with feta and serve
Keywords: watermelon, Feta, cucumber, mint, Salad recipe, Easy, Family Friendly, Watermelon Salad