Watermelon Salad

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Full-flavored and juicy watermelon, zucchini, sweet bell peppers, and tomatoes contrast with mild red onion, feta cheese, and refreshing celery leaves for a tantalizing mixture of colors, textures, and flavors that will quickly become a summer staple. This fresh, healthy, and surprising salad demonstrates there’s more than one way to eat watermelon.

watermelon, salad

Watermelon Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: healthy salad, healthy side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Kathy

Full-flavored and juicy watermelon, zucchini, sweet bell peppers, and tomatoes contrast with mild red onion, feta cheese, and refreshing celery leaves for a tantalizing mixture of colors, textures, and flavors that will quickly become a summer staple. This fresh, healthy, and surprising salad demonstrates there’s more than one way to eat watermelon.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups wtermelon cubed
  • 1 small zucchini (about a cup) chopped
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh celery leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 limes zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup yellow and orange sweet bell pepper chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, zucchini, red onion, celery leaves, tomatoes, lime zest, lime juice, and peppers. 

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss to evenly mix. 

  3. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

Don't have celery leaves? Try using mint leaves or fresh basil leaves instead.

Don't have orange and yellow sweet bell peppers? Try using sweet red peppers instead.

4 thoughts on “Watermelon Salad”

  1. What an excellent recipe! I never thought to use watermelon, but paired with lime juice and feta, I can see how this would be super tasty. I am a big fan of red onion and feta on my leafy greens, so I will have to get a watermelon and try this out. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hello Irma,
      I would have never thought of pairing watermelon and lime; however, I was first introduced to the pairing at one of our local restaurants. I ordered a sparkling drink that featured limes and watermelon, and the taste was so delicious! This recipe has it all going on–sweet, sour, and salty. The flavors just “pop” on your mouth!
      Kathy

  2. My wife made this for my dinner tonight, and it was amazing! She served it with her homemade black bean soup, made with fresh vegetables we purchased at our local farmer’s market and smoked, nitrate free kielbasa–purchased from a local farm. Needless to say, I was one happy camper.

    1. Hello Larry,
      Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the salad. What was your favorite thing about the salad? If you were to change the recipe, what would you do differently? You mentioned using ingredients from your local farmer’s market; that is excellent! I love shopping local farmer’s markets! I’m not able to grow my own garden, so the next best thing for me is to shop from other local farms and gardens. I like knowing where my food comes from.
      Kathy

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