Wednesday, July 3, 2013

18 Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Savory Watermelon Salad from LifeAfterEmptyNest.com
Martha, Martha, Martha....another salad inspired by Martha Stewart.  I discovered this deliciousness back in the summer of 2007 and my family has been begging me to make it EVER since!

This recipe is adapted from Everyday Food , July/August 2007. 

When I first read this recipe, I have to be honest, the thought of putting sweet watermelon...with savory onion and feta...made me crinkle my nose. (in a bad way)  My hubby, who is more food adventurous than I, convinced me to try it.  Boy am I GLAD WE DID!!!



Savory Watermelon Salad


Watermelon is a staple of summer! That refreshing melon ~ a symbol of Summertime!
Make this for your next family gathering or BBQ...I PROMISE it will be a hit!!

Watermelson LifeAfterEmptyNest.com


Ingredients 

 

Salad

  • 12 oz. of salad (your choice or a mix - romaine, arugula, bib)
  • 3 cups of seedless watermelon, cut into bite sized chunks and chilled
  • 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 oz of feta or goat cheese

Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • coarse salt
  • ground pepper

Directions

In a small bowl whisk the white wine vinegar and oil together.  Season with your coarse salt and ground pepper.
Watermelon Salad Dressing LifeAfterEmptyNest.com

I like to use my "Old School" Good Seasons Dressing Carafe and just shake it up!

Set the dressing aside...

Salad Tossing Time

In a large bowl, combine the salad, read onions and cheese.  

red onions LifeAfterEmptyNest.com
 
 This time I used Goat Cheese but I have used feta...plain and seasoned.  All provide a delicious, unique flavor!


Toss with Dressing...and...YUM!!
Savory Watermelson Salad
Watermelson Salad

Time for Lunch...

Watermelson Salad

Make this Savory Watermelon Salad  for your next family gathering or BBQ...
I PROMISE it will be a hit!!

Let me know if you try this yummy-ness...

What Summer Salads are repeat performers at your home?

Thanks for Reading
xoxo











18 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy, Sharon! Thank you so much for Linking Up at the DIY Showcase this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  2. Hi There! I wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful & Domestic Recipes. Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomesticrecipes.com/2013/07/10-summer-salads.html

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    1. I am thrilled that you included my salad in your amazing line up!
      Thank you Danielle!
      xoxo

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  3. This looks yummy, I'm going to try this!

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  4. Hi Sharon, I don't think I have ever had watermelon in a salad. I'll have to try it. Martha Stewart & her big team of creative help! I love her. Hope your having a great week! Thanks for sharing & linking up at DearCreatives.com Theresa

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    1. I was not a fan of the idea of watermelon in a salad...but I am so glad I tried it! The sweet mixed with the savory is really delicious!
      Hope you'll give it a try Theresa!
      Enjoy your week as well!
      xoxo

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  5. My fruit loving family would love this! Gotta love Martha Stewert and her deliciousness!!

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    1. I agree...everything I make from Martha seems to be a HIT!
      xoxo

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  6. Thanks for previously linking this recipe to my Tasty Thursdays party. I have featured it in my newest wonderful watermelon post. Enjoy!! Nichi http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/07/fantastic-fruit-series-week-2-wonderful.html

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  7. I might have to try this! Looks delish.

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