Festive Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese

Watermelon Salad

It’s all very well being festively plump over the Christmas season, but as we know it’s hard to lose the weight come January.

So today’s recipe is a beautiful looking, very healthy, not so fattening, Christmassy, fresh Watermelon Salad.

I love this salad because it’s a little bit different, it’s  easy to prepare, and it makes a lovely accompaniment to cold meats or even prawns on the barbie at Christmas.

I think it looks really festive because of the vibrant red, green and white colours, and while the flavours are fresh it’s full of goodness and healthy too.

Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta

Serves 8 – 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1kg seedless watermelon, cut into about 3cm or 4cm cubes (large enough not to go squishy, small enough to be bite sized).

260g Lebanese Cucumbers (2 – 3) de-seeded and sliced thinly (I sometimes use English cucumbers, de seeded and cut into cubes)

6 green onions (shallots) sliced into thin circular cubes

One quarter of a cup of fresh mint

125g feta cheese (crumbled – not too finely)

2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh if possible)

Decorate with fresh mint sprigs when you serve

Here’s what to do

Toss the watermelon, onion, cucumber and chopped mint into a large bowl.

Mix gently being careful not to smash the watermelon.

Put the mixture onto a large platter and then sprinkle on the crumbled feta.

Drizzle lemon juice over the salad.

Decorate with mint sprigs.

(Refrigerate and eat within two days as the melon goes watery. Not suitable for freezing.)

Hope you enjoy this one Lifestylers!

Previous Recipes on Lifestyle Fifty:-

Afternoon Delight – Cacao Balls

Yummy Scrummy Muesli

Next Friday – watch out for a healthy vegetarian recipe.

Do you have any favourite Christmas recipes to share in the comments?

Until next time,

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Comments

  1. I am always on the lookout for new summer salad recipes and this one looks like I need to try it this summer.
    I’ve included a link Jo to one of mine – a quick toss together that is so delicious. Pomegranate adds an extra splash of colour – delicious.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeimagesbyjill/8219409273/in/set-72157626165749032

  2. Rae Hilhorst says:

    We love roasted sweet potato, pan fried pine nuts, crumbly goats cheese, spinach leaves and a sprinkle of lemon juice served cold. xxx Rae

  3. I love watermelon and feta, but can not imagine them together!

  4. The salad looks delicious. If only eating with my eyes could be filling, I could lose those stubborn pounds. I included a recipe with my latest post about Thanksgiving traditions. I guess I’m still one holiday behind yet, but catching up slowly.

  5. Oh yum. It sounds so refreshing and I like the thought of your watermelon salad accompanying BBQ’d prawns.
    I think I’ll be tying this and Rae’s salad very soon.

    • A friend on Facebook has made this salad twice and substituted white balsamic vinegar for the lemon juice … Just another idea. Hope you enjoy it Carolyn and thank you 🙂

  6. Hi Jo,
    Thanks for this great easy recipe, I ended up making it on Christmas day and again a few days later to take on a picnic. It was delicious and went very well with prawns, vegie bake and other salads for Christmas lunch.

  7. Oh yum that does look so refreshing. I am going to give it a try. 🙂

  8. You’ve inspired me to try something a little different at the family Christmas Lunch. We have lunch with Marty’s family and my parents every Christmas and everyone brings a couple of dishes. I can safely say that no-one has brought this dish along previously. 🙂

  9. Totally love this salad. We’ll just have to pass the recipe onto Apple Girl to see how it flies!

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!