Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

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Make sure to use ripe watermelons for this refreshing salad
Watermelon and Feta Salad

Lucy Buffett

This salad from Lucy Buffet’s cookbook Gumbo Love is a tasty and refreshing accompaniment to any summer meal.

8
Servings
373
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cucumber, halved, seeded, scored with a zester, and sliced into half-moons
  • 1 small seedless watermelon (preferably the “sugar baby” variety), chopped
  • 4 Ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the black pepper, and the red pepper flakes until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the red onion and let the mixture stand for 1 to 2 hours. Drain the red onion, discarding the liquid.

Make one large salad in a salad bowl or make individual salads by gently combining the red onion, cucumber, watermelon, and feta.

Season with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and lightly drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Garnish with chopped mint.

Adapted from Gumbo Love by Lucy Buffett (Grand Central, 2017

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
47%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
81µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.6%
Vitamin C
20mg
33%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
100mg
10%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
87mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
341mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.8%
Sodium
607mg
25%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.3%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.9%