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Easy Watermelon Salad Recipe

Updated on November 12, 2015
Dish of Watermelon Salad
Dish of Watermelon Salad | Source

Fast, Easy, Delicious, Nutritious and Beautiful-to- look- at Watermelon Salad

This page contains a recipe for watermelon salad. It's a vegetarian and gluten free recipe, reminiscent of Greek salad. This main dish is beautiful to look at, tasty to eat and simple to prepare.

Its a perfect summer dish, but nobody will complain if you serve it year round. Watermelon salad makes a good salad entrée or a good side dish.

If you can bear to stop eating your watermelon slices just as they are, set aside a few luscious pieces and make this excellent watermelon salad. As the title says, this salad is fast and easy to make. Its absolutely delicious and its chock full of nutrients. And, as icing on the cake, its so pleasing to look at that it perks up any picnic lunch, salad bar or dinner table.

Also, just for fun, try the Watermelon Quiz at the bottom of the page. Find out how much you really know about this summer favorite.

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Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Salad | Source

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups watermelon, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh mint optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4

Instructions for Making the Salad

  1. Combine chopped watermelon, cucumber and feta cheese.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the garlic clove, wine vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Optionally, top with fresh mint, chopped walnuts or both.
  5. To make the recipe vegan, omit the cheese. Consider using walnuts to add a protein source.
Watermelon Slice
Watermelon Slice | Source

Adaptations for Non Vegetarians or Vegans

Serve this for lunch or dinner, as a main course or as a starter salad.

Non vegetarians may want to serve this with grilled shrimp or chicken on the side. Adding protein isn't really necessary, though, because the feta cheese is a protein source.

To make this recipe vegan, eliminate the cheese and add grilled tofu or cooked quinoa as a protein source.

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Nutritional Facts About Watermelon

According to Self Nutrition Data, watermelon has the following nutrients, per one cup serving:

44 calories

0 grams of fat

0 cholesterol

0 sodium

12 grams of carbohydrate, total

1 gram of protein

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Calcium

Iron

Cucumber Nutritional Facts

I couldn't locate nutritional facts for peeled cucumber. SelfNutrition Data reports that cucumber with peel has the following nutrients per half cup serving.

8 calories

0 fat

0 cholesterol

0 sodium

2 grams of carbohydrate (total)

0 protein

Vitamin A

Pantothenic Acid

Magnesium

Phosphorus

Manganese<

and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.

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      LUMOSE 

      5 years ago

      I should do this salad for my husband. He loves watermelon.

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      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      It never occurred to me to mix watermelon with veggies and cheese in a salad. What rock have I been living under? Great idea. Thanks

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      HughSmulders LM 

      5 years ago

      It is so summersome! It's like filled with the sun shines. =)

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @paperfacets: I believe avocado would go well in this recipe also. Good idea.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Yep! This watermelon salad is for me. I thought the cucumber was avocado which sounds good to me too. I will come back and let you know how it tastes.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Oh my this sounds tantalizing with that unique combo of ingredients with just the right amount of sweet and savory balancing each other off with nothing but refreshing flavor. I would have never thought of pairing watermelon with feta cheese but since I like both, its a go! Congratulations on a delicious home page honor! :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 

      5 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      That looks perfect for a hot summer day. It's colorful, bright and cool. I have to try this.

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      mina009 

      5 years ago

      Very creative recipe! I love the combination of sweet watermelon and salty feta cheese.

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