Basic Watermelon Salad is delicious, refreshing and so EASY to make with only three salad ingredients and a light Lime dressing
Up until a couple of years ago, I never had watermelon as a salad. In a fruit salad for dessert, yes, but never as a proper side salad to meats.
I thought I’ll share a recipe for a very basic watermelon Salad today, with a few optional extras which you can add.
Extras to add to Watermelon Salad :
- Kalamata Olives
- Baby leaf herbs
- Mixed lettuce
- Pickled onions
Most, if not all, food bloggers already know all the ways around watermelon, but sometimes we (read — ME) often forget that non-bloggers read our recipe posts as well.
Not only non-bloggers, but young cooks do as well and as cultures differs so does the way people are used to only certain types of foods seen as normal.
I can almost guarantee you that if I stumbled onto a complexed, herb filled, watermelon recipe a few years ago, I most certainly would have passed.
This basic Watermelon Salad recipe is a great way to sort of introduce oneself to something new, and if all goes well, next time you might add not only one extra ingredient, but a couple.
Basic Watermelon Salad Recipe
- 6 cups Watermelon cubed
- 1 Red Onion sliced
- 1 cup Low-Fat Feta Cheese cubed
- 3 TB Olive Oil extra virgin
- 3 TB Lime Juice freshly squeezed
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup Fresh Mint Leaves optional
- Place the Watermelon, Onion and Feta in a serving dish – toss to mix
- Mix together the Olive Oil, Lime Juice and Black Lemon Pepper – drizzle over the Watermelon
Top with the Mint Leaves (if using) and serve well chilled
Optional extras to add include :
Kalamata Olives, nuts, seeds, baby leaf herbs, mixed lettuce, pickled onions etc.
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