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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 294.8
  • Total Fat: 22.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.5 mg
  • Sodium: 551.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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Middle Eastern Watermelon Salad

Submitted by: BINEMELLES

Introduction

A refreshing middle eastern salad that gets its zing from the fresh mint leaves. I know this is very similar to another recipe on sparkrecipes.com, but i found this dish calls for lemon juice instead of balsamic vinegar. A refreshing middle eastern salad that gets its zing from the fresh mint leaves. I know this is very similar to another recipe on sparkrecipes.com, but i found this dish calls for lemon juice instead of balsamic vinegar.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    * Watermelon, 0.25 melon (15" long x 7-1/2" dia)
    * Feta Cheese, 280 grams/10 oz
    * Pine Nuts, 1.5 oz
    * Lemon Juice, 1 lemon yields
    * Olive Oil, 3 tbsp
    * Peppermint, fresh, 10 tbsp
    * Salt, 1 dash
    * Pepper, black, 1 dash

Directions

Cube the watermelon and place in large salad bowl. Crumble the feta cheese on top. Roast the pine nuts until lightly browned and fragrant. Chop the fresh mint leaves and make a dressing from lemon juice (not necessarily the juice of the whole lemon, according to taste), black pepper, salt and the olive oil. Sprinkle pine nuts, mint leaves and dressing over the salad and toss lightly.

Serve with french bread or flat bread. Serves 6 as a main dish (with bread) or 8-10 as an appetizer or side dish).

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BINEMELLES.






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  • It was tasty and interesting; but it wasn't incredibly good. I'll keep it in mind if I ever need an unusual salad to serve. - 7/10/08

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  • Made this one for Salad day at the office. We added cucumber and pumpkin seeds, and used edam cheese instead of feta, didn't want to overpower the delicate taste of the watermelon. We also made a mint dressing rather than using straight mint leaves. we had 4 raves and 1 so so from the attendees. - 6/5/08

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  • Different and refreshing...thanks. I added slices of red onion and increased the black pepper. Try it w/lime juice instead of lemon for a different twist. It's also good on a bed of shredded mixed lettuce with toasted gluten free pita wedges on the side. - 6/1/08

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  • Interesting flavors mixed together. I am gonna have to try this one! - 5/31/08

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  • This sounds amazing! I am gonna make it this weekend! - 5/30/08

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