I could eat this salad all summer. Watermelon, the quintessential summer fruit, pairs so well with briny feta and fresh mint to bring together a mouthful of happiness in every refreshing bite.
You will make this salad again and again this summer. It comes together quickly, too, and no oven required. Does it get any better than that for a summer recipe? Not in my book!
I’ve already made this salad three times and it’s technically not even summer yet. I
made it when my sister and my mom came over for lunch recently, made it again for lunch with my knitting friends and once again this week when my wonderful friend-turned-neighbor brought over half a watermelon for me just because she had extra and wanted to share. I have the best friends!
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Watermelon Salad makes for the best Summer Side
The only downside to me making this salad is that my kids and husband try to eat all the watermelon before I can throw together the fixings for the dressing and toss it all together!
Plus, this recipe is too “fancy” for them. Ugh… this is my life – I make delicious food, sometimes they try it, sometimes they don’t.
If they try it and like it, they probably won’t eat anymore of it. If they try it and don’t like it, they definitely won’t eat anymore of it.
Does anyone else have this problem with their family?? Sometimes I’m okay with this because it means more for me. In other cases, I end up giving away my goodies to friends, neighbors, our babysitter, strangers..
Salad without lettuce is the best kind of salad
I’ve seen this watermelon salad made with arugula before. And while I am all for getting my greens in, and I particularly like arugula for it’s peppery flavor, I prefer this salad without the added greens.
It can be served as side dish this way, too, which I like. A salad minus the salad part is the best kind, in my opinion.
And, for another easy summery salad recipe, check out my Avocado Corn Salad with White Balsamic Honey Reduction – it’s always a crowd-pleaser at my summer picnics and pool parties!
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