Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

A fresh salad that screams summer, perfect for BBQs or a light summer lunch! Naturally gluten free and vegetarian. Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #cleaneating

I don’t think there’s anything more refreshing than fresh and sweet watermelon on a hot summer day! I just came back from Tel Aviv where the average temperature was around 32C (90F) and right now I’m in Paris in the middle of a heat wave so watermelon feels like the perfect treat!

Plain watermelon is delicious, but when you put it in a salad with feta, red onions and mint it’s just amazing. You could call it the Ultimate Summer Salad 👌

A fresh salad that screams summer, perfect for BBQs or a light summer lunch! Naturally gluten free and vegetarian. Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #cleaneating

I learnt a great tip from Nigella Lawson making this: you know how sometimes red onion in salads are super strong, heavy on the stomach and on the breath?

Well, if you marinate them in lemon or lime juice for 10 minutes before incorporating them in the salad, it will completely tone down the sharpness of the onion and make them easier to digest. It’s super easy  (you’re using the lime juice for the salad anyway!) and it works perfectly!

Now you can eat all the onions in the world and love this salad! Enjoy! 🙂

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

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Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 as a light lunch or 4 as a small side.

Serving Size: Nutrition facts for half of the salad

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Cal: 209.5 - Protein: 7.7g - Fat: 8.5g - Carbs: 29.8g - Fiber: 2g - Sugar: 21.6g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced very thinly into half moon shapes
  • the juice of 2 limes
  • 2.5 lbs / 1.1 kg seedless watermelon (about 1/4th of a regular sized watermelon – roughly 4 cups once cut)
  • 1/2 heaped cup feta cheese, crumbled (about 2.5 oz / 70 g)
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped (about 1/4th of a bunch)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place the onion in a small bowl with the lime juice and set aside for about 10 minutes while you prepare the salad. This will tone down the sharpness of the onion and make them easier to digest.
  2. Remove the watermelon's rind (and seeds if there are any). Cut the watermelon into cubes or triangles.
  3. Assemble the salad: combine watermelon, red onion, lime juice, feta cheese and mint together. Season with black pepper to taste. Toss very gently so the feta and watermelon are not squished. Taste and adjust salt if needed. Serve immediately.
  4. Tip: to keep this salad super pretty, you can layer the ingredients in your salad bowl (repeating with 4/5 layers) instead of tossing them together. They'll still be well combined but you won't have squishing problems!

Notes

For more servings, double the recipe.

Keep the watermelon in the fridge before making this salad, it'll be even fresher.

You can also add some black or Kalamata olives (pitted!) and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for taste.

Recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson

http://notenoughcinnamon.com/2017/07/10/watermelon-salad-feta-mint/

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:


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