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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.8
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.2 mg
  • Sodium: 43.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Easy Watermelon & Feta Salad

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Easy Watermelon & Feta Salad

Introduction

Watermelon is a favorite summer dessert, but it makes a lovely salad, too. Here, creamy citrus dressing pairs with the sweet melon and crunchy celery. Watermelon is a favorite summer dessert, but it makes a lovely salad, too. Here, creamy citrus dressing pairs with the sweet melon and crunchy celery.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Dressing:
    1 lemon, zested and juiced (use one teaspoon)
    1 lime zested and juiced (use one tablespoon)
    1/2 bunch cilantro or 1 bunch parsley, leaves only, chopped
    1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    Salad:
    5-6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed*
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    1 red onion, thinly sliced
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

    * If you can find a "personal" size watermelon, that's the perfect size for this recipe.



Tips

Use sweet Vidalia onions and fennel to change up the recipe.
Add a handful of pitted Kalamata olives for extra flavor.


Directions

Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

Toss together all the salad ingredients with the dressing. Serve chilled.

Keep the salad and dressing separate until just before serving if you make this dish ahead.

Serving Size: Makes 8 cups, one cup per serving.






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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this with lots of fresh mint, some in the dressing and some in the salad, instead of cilantro or parsley. Really delicious and refreshing on a very hot day. - 6/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night for my "day of retirement cocktail hour". I added about 1/3 cup of lite sour cream to increase the creaminess. It tasted great and everyone praised it (none had ever thought about watermelon in a salad before). Will make again and again.
    - 5/31/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What a unique and refreshing salad this is--and a calorie bargain, too. Made it exactly as directed, except used only a quarter of a red onion because that was all I had in the house. Interesting flavor combinations; watermelon becomes less fruit-like and more vegetable-like. Yum. Will make again. - 6/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added chunks of roast cold chicken and it was DELICIOUS! - 5/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow, what a wonderful mix of tastes. This is delicious! I added some chopped basil to the recipe as we have tons of it and I love it. Yum! - 6/9/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty and may have reawakened my love for watermelon. - 5/30/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've never had watermelon as a main dish; what a clever idea!

    One of the many things that's so good about watermelon is that, in HOT and HUMID weather it helps keep you hydrated - 5/28/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used cantaloupe and a kiwi, no water melon they are too big to keep for just 2 of us. I loved it though. I omitted the Cilantro, I added Maple pepper instead, it worked well, - 5/28/13

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Will try. May not use the onions. - 7/20/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was just ok, would make again. Didn't care for the dressing at all. I prefer my own watermelon salad. I mix watermelon, few pistachios over arugula. lighter dressing made from extra virgin olive oil, blood orange vinegar, couple DROPS of agave, salt and pepper, micro-cilantro optional. - 6/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hard to believe these ingredients go so well together but they do! I made some minor adjustments-used the entire 5 oz container of Greek yogurt and added 1 Tbl of honey to the dressing and I cheated, was out of fresh cilantro so used 1-2 Tbl of the refridgerated tube. The celery makes the dish! - 5/29/12

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    PLEASE DON'T COMMENT UNLESS YOU've tried it? otherwise your comments are not informative. I tried itvand it was good. For us there was a bit too much cilantro,but the texture was great and it's nice to have a recipe that uses watermelon as a main ingredient. Thanks. - 5/28/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. I needed a way to fix our leftover watermelon. Thank You - 5/1/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not have any cilantro or parsley from the garden but I do have basil that I put in it. Took it to a pot luck and was asked for the recipe several times. - 6/22/13

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GROSS! What a complete waste of money on these ingredients. I made this as a main dish salad for me and my husband. It's now in the trash and a Kashi pizza is in the oven. I followed the directions exactly using cilantro and added olives as the Tip suggested. - 6/4/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. Everyone loved it at the cookout. - 9/11/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple and quick to make. Used parsley and a touch of dill. No feta on hand so I used goat cheese. Wonderful summer dish. Thanks!!! - 8/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasted okay. Steamed my onions and let it cool before adding. Great variety for me rather than plain watermelon. May add a little honey next time if watermelon is not sweet. - 7/30/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!
    I will DEFINATELY make this again! - 6/27/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds absolutely "perfect" - you can bet that it will be served by me this coming week!

    Thank you! - 5/28/12

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  • This salad was sooo goood!!! I was worried it wouldn't turn out so great , but thankfully it is delish!! I used mint and cilantro. I can't wait to make it for my friends and fam too! Love that I can eat so much because it has such few calories! - 8/24/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is popcorn ok? - 7/8/14

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  • So refreshing! Woo Hoo! - 7/18/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this idea with watermelon (yet), but I love adding raisins to my salads. I agree with some of the other people who commented that onions and watermelon don't sound like a tasty combination (I'm not a fan of onions anyway) - 5/29/13

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  • This was my first time in having this salad and I was surprised on how delicious it was! I used parsley instead of cilantro and added fennel to it, also. - 5/28/13

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