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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad

This salad combines watermelon with feta cheese. The sweetness of the watermelon offsets the saltiness of the feta. It is perfect for a summer dinner on the porch.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 3 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sliced purple onion
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Watermelon Vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons currant jelly
  • 1/4 cup pureed watermelon (in blender, process chunks of seeded watermelon until pureed)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the vinaigrette and pepper. Just before serving, toss the salad mixture with the vinaigrette. Garnish with freshly cracked black pepper.

  • WATERMELON VINAIGRETTE: In a small saucepan, heat the jelly until just melted; cool. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Store in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.

  • Makes 1/2 cup of dressing

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