Friday, June 21, 2013

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Feta, Sweet Onion and Mint

Summer is finally here!  In the Upstate, we have been battling below normal spring temperatures and an obnoxious about of rain and thunderstorms this year.  We are happy to put it all behind us and welcome summer!

Trevor and I enjoying summer in the park.
In honor of the first day of summer (todayFriday June 21st!), we have decided to share our new favorite summer salad recipe with you!  This is a great salad to bring with you to BBQs or get together since it only takes a few minutes to prepare.  Want to save even more time?  Prepare the salad the night before and pop it in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to mix together for an even better salad the next day.  Your guests will love the freshness of this salad!

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Feta, Sweet Onion and Mint
Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Feta, Sweet Onion and Mint
Adapted from Cooking Light June 2013


  • 1/4 watermelon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup watercress, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Vidalia (sweet) onion, thinly sliced
  • medium English cucumber, sliced (we used ours from the garden! see below)
  • 4 tablespoons grapefruit mint (we used ours from the garden!)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
  1. 1.  Combine the cut watermelon, watercress, onion and cucumber in a large bowl.
  2. 2.  Combine mint, lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk to make the dressing.
  3. 3.  Add dressing to the watermelon mixture, and add the feta cheese.  Toss gentle.
  4. 4.  Serve and enjoy!
Fresh cucumber from our garden

What is your favorite summer salad?  Tell us below!

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