Watermelon Salad with Mint, Feta, and Jalapeños

Watermelon is a summertime essential. With a few zesty additions this watermelon salad is a slightly more grown up way to serve everyone’s favorite summer side dish. It will be a welcome addition to a causal picnic or an upscale outdoor dinner party.

Watermelon salad with mint, feta, & spicy jalapenos - give this summer favorite a zesty twist. Quick & Easy recipe for picnics and barbecues.

Recipe Highlights:

  1. A refreshing summer fruit salad with a zesty twist.
  2. Watermelon salad features simple ingredients combined in an unexpected way – not your average fruit salad.
  3. Under 100 calories, only 12g of carbohydrates, and 2 Weight Watcher’s Points Plus per serving

Watermelon salad with mint, feta, & spicy jalapenos - give this summer favorite a zesty twist. Quick & Easy recipe for picnics and barbecues.

If it were music, the natural sugary sweetness of fresh watermelon would be a beautiful clear high note. I think that is why I prefer watermelon plain in the morning, it is crisp and energetic.

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When you add a a bit of salt and acidity that single note becomes more of a sultry hum. That deeper resonance is why I like this salad later in the day. It matches the mood of my current favorite bluesy playlist featuring soulful ladies like Patti Griffin and Emmy Lou Harris.

Watermelon salad with mint, feta, & spicy jalapenos - give this summer favorite a zesty twist. Quick & Easy recipe for picnics and barbecues.

This watermelon salad dressed with lime, garnished with mint, sprinkled with bursts of jalapeño, and salted by an ocean of feta cheese has a sultry hum.

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Do not hesitate to serve this alongside any grilled entree. You would be welcomed to any barbecue or picnic with a bowl of this salad to share. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong simply grabbing the bowl, pouring a glass of dry rose, and heading outside to watch the sunset with some great bluesy music playing in the background.

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Before you make the recipe visit, The Easiest Way to Cut Watermelon, for a no fuss-no mess way to make the watermelon cubes for this recipe.
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Jalapeños
 
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A refreshing watermelon salad is a summertime essential. Each bite features ribbons of fragrant mint, the mild zesty heat of jalapeño, and the salty tang of feta cheese, all made to sing in tune with a dressing of freshly squeeze lime juice. Together, these light and refreshing ingredients are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
  • • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • • ½ cup mint cut into thin ribbons
  • • 1 medium jalapeño seeds and membranes removed, diced into tiny cubes
  • • ½ cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • • ¼ cup of juice from 2 large limes - if needed, add a touch of white vinegar to reach a full ¼ cup.
  • • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • • ⅛ tsp black pepper
Method
  1. In a large bowl combine watermelon cubes, mint, jalapeño, and feta cheese. Pour over the lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir well. Serve cold.
Notes
The salt in this salad will draw out the liquid in the watermelon making a rather soupy broth. If you are not going to serve the salad immediately hold the feta and salt until right before serving. You may also serve the feta on the side.

With the cheese on the side you may be tempted to spoon some of the juices from the salad into a glass of soda to make a unique mock-tail - do it!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 91 Fat: 3.2g Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 337mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 5g Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2

 

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