There are some recipes that are summer staples and the watermelon feta salad is one of them. Both at Aux Delices and at home, the salad is a hit. Adding the salad to the menu of a BBQ or a summer picnic is a good idea. It’s such a good recipe that another cookbook chef, Rozanne Gold, and I found our love for the salad was in common on a radio show I host called Two Hungry Women.

The watermelon feta salad to your summer recipes today.

Sumer is great for grilling and eating outdoors, but it's also perfect for a watermelon feta salad. Salads make the perfect grilling side dishes.

Lime Vinaigrette Ingredients (Makes about ½ cup)

Watermelon Feta Salad Lime

¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 limes)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly Ground black pepper

Lime Vinaigrette Directions

  1. Whisk together the lime juice and salt until the salt dissolves
  2. Still whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated
  3. Season to taste with pepper
  4. Serve

If you’re not using the vinaigrette right away, cover and refrigerate. Shake or whisk well before using.

Watermelon Feta Salad Plated

Watermelon Feta Salad Ingredients

3 cups diced seedless watermelon (1-inch dice) (from a 2-pound watermelon)

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise

10 pitted Kalamata olives, halved

½ small red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup basil leaves cut in a chiffonade

1 tablespoon chopped mint

6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled or diced

½ cup Lime Vinaigrette (recipe above), more or less to taste

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Watermelon Feta Salad Plated Outdoors

Watermelon Feta Salad Directions

  1. Mix together the watermelon, tomatoes, olives, onion, basil, and mint and toss gently
  2. Add the feta and lime vinaigrette and toss gently
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  4. Serve

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe Plated

Summer is just the perfect time for salad recipes of all kinds. Pairing a salad with any grill top recipe is the perfect marriage of coldness and heat. Making a perfect summer meal. This recipe is also a taste of the Dinnertime Survival Cookbook which is now available on Amazon.

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