Watermelon + Feta Salad
 
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Watermelon + Feta Salad- The combination of flavors from watermelon, feta, balsamic, pistachios and mint is a full blown taste sensation! It’s got a bit of sweet, a bit of salty, a hit of tangy, some crunch and cool mint to take this over the top. Perfect as a side salad or as a healthy summer snack or dessert.
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small seedless watermelon (about 4 cups) (cut into ¾ inch cubes or cut into 2” x 1 inch rectangles, if stacking on top of one another) *
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar)*
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, sliced thin
  • Crushed pistachios, for garnish
Instructions
  1. *You can plate this salad a couple of different ways. I’m including the instructions for creating a “watermelon + feta tower” where watermelon pieces are stacked on top of one another with a layer of feta in between as well as a the plated version ( cubes of watermelon topped with balsamic and feta).
“Watermelon + Feta tower”
  1. Cut watermelon into equal size 2” x 1 inch rectangles (you’ll need three per salad). Place the first watermelon slice on a small plate. Sprinkle with feta cheese and layer the second watermelon slice on top. Sprinkle top of new slice with feta and place the third slice of watermelon on top. Sprinkle with sea salt and feta. Drizzle balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar) over the stack and garnish with fresh mint and crushed pistachios. Repeat to create desired number of towers.
“Plated Watermelon + Feta Salad”
  1. Cut watermelon into ¾ inch cubes. Plate watermelon on a serving platter or divide watermelon among individual plates. Sprinkle feta cheese and mint over watermelon. Top with a pinch of sea salt, crushed pistachios, and drizzle with balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar).
Notes
* Where to find Balsamic Glaze
I’ve been able to find prepared Balsamic Glaze at my local grocery store as well as Trader Joes. You can also easily make your own here’s how:
How to Make Balsamic Glaze
Pour 2 cups of balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. I don’t find I need any added sweetener, but If you’d like a slightly sweeter version you can add ¼ cup honey or maple syrup or 2 Tbsp brown sugar.
Once you’ve reached a boil, reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20-25 minutes, until the vinegar reduces to about ½ cup and thickens to a syrup like consistency.
Allow balsamic glaze to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 127 Fat: 6.5 g Saturated fat: 2.5 g Carbohydrates: 14.8 g Sugar: 10.5 g Sodium: 208.9 mg Fiber: 1.3 g Protein: 4.4 g Cholesterol: 12.6 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/watermelon-feta-salad/