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For the past 2 or 3 summers, all I’ve heard about is how divine the watermelon and feta combination is.  And yet every rave has swept passed my radar.  It essentially wasn’t until this year that my love for feta has fully consumed me so when I stumbled across Alice’s post yesterday, I dropped what I was doing and did a mental check of the contents in my fridge – being at work all day isn’t easy when it comes to important things like this, you know.  Thankfully, a trip across the scorching grocery store parking lot on a 95 degree day wouldn’t be in my cards as all of the ingredients for this watermelon feta mixed greens salad were safely tucked away at home.  Really though, the ingredients are so basic that I’d bet in the middle of the summer you’ve probably got most, if not all, of them in your fridge too.

If you haven’t tried watermelon with feta yet and love the two foods independently like I do, get.on.it.  A quick citrus squeeze of a lemon over the top of this salad will bring the bold flavors of the red onion and salty feta together with the sweet juicy watermelon in a way you could not imagine.  It’s a truly incredible combination of flavors.  Now, while I haven’t salted my watermelon yet, I can understand why Shawnda has been raving about salted watermelon recently – the feta and watermelon together are simple and perfect, especially with a burst of citrus mixed in.  I served the salad for dinner alongside grilled chicken breast but I know this salad would make a great light lunch (as I intend to have today) or a brilliant side salad to throw together for a summer bbq.

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Watermelon Feta Mixed Greens Salad
source: adapted from Savory Sweet Life

3 cups mixed greens
2 cups watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled or cubed
1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
1/2 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Rinse and dry mixed greens.  In a medium serving or salad bowl, layer the mixed greens, watermelon, feta, and red onion.  Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper (if using) over the top of the salad before serving.  Serves 2.

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  • July 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Tara, this photo is perfection. Wonderful job!

  • RavieNomNoms
    July 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Looks awesome! I have been wanting to try watermelon and feta together for some time now and I have never done it. You have inspired me!

  • July 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Love watermelon and feta together!! Gotta try putting it over salad though, such a good idea!

  • July 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Yummy! I’ve never tried watermelon over a salad before but it looks so good, especially with feta!

  • July 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Pretty pretty salad! 🙂

  • July 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Such an amazing photo…simply perfect.

  • July 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Great pics and I really do need to try the mix of watermelon and feta. Lovely summertime salad-thanks for sharing.

  • July 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love the watermelon and feta combo, got hooked on it last summer. Next up on my list to try? GRILLED watermelon with feta (and arugula and white bean salad.) I saw this recipe in the July issue of Clean Eating and can’t wait to try it!

  • July 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Great photo! This is my favorite salad this summer. So sad I waited so long to try this combination.

  • July 7, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    I can totally see how this would be divine–sweet and salty!

  • July 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Wow this salad looks beautiful and perfect for summer!

  • July 7, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Wow this photo is gorgeous and the salad looks delicious!!

  • July 7, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Love the mix of sweet watermelon & salty feta in this summer salad.

  • July 8, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    GORGEOUS photo. I admit, I’ve been hesitant to try this combo even though everyone raves about it. I guess I need to get to it!

  • July 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I’ve been seeing the combination of watermelon and feta quite a bit online lately. Being a lover of sweet and salty dishes, I think I’ll love this salad. Great pic too!

  • July 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Hello! Two of your marvelous recipes, this and your Hill Country Peach and Strawberry Cobbler have been featured on The Bees Elbows!

    View the post here: http://beeselbows.blogspot.com/2011/07/tasty-tuesday-potluck-guide.html

    Woot!

  • July 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    This looks so good!! What a wonderful way to use watermelon.

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