The Perfect Summer Salad

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You know what's pretty awesome? That first week after you deliver, friends and family come over to visit...and bring meals. Well, once week two rolls around it's back to real life and dinner will not appear unless I make it myself. Easy healthy meals are are on my agenda right now. I can not take full credit for this recipe. My Dad's wife actually told me about it...and it sounded too good and refreshing not to make myself.

What you will need:
  • 3 cups of watermelon
  • 2 cups of English cucumbers
  • 2 tbs of fresh mint
  • 2 tbs of feta cheese
  • 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs of raw honey

Directions:

  1. Chop up all of the ingredients and place into a medium size bowl.
  2. Mix the honey and balsamic vinegar together and drizzle over salad. If needed warm up the honey first.
  3. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top, toss and enjoy!
We sat outside (I had my first glass of wine--woo hoo) and we enjoyed every last bite! Such an easy and delicious salad to make.

21 comments:

Anna Elder said...

Yum. I have yet to try watermelon in a salad, but I need to. This looks awesome. Yay for wine!!

Kyla said...

Mmm, I love putting watermelon in salads! I've never added honey to a dressing before though, I'll have to remember that.

Lindsay said...

That sounds so awesome! If I wasn't allergic to watermelon, I would be making this asap. Maybe I can substitute the watermelon for something else.

Rachael said...

Yup, that's happening over here...

Eleanor Rae said...

The balsamic glaze sounds amazing, but I hate watermelon! I might try it with strawberries instead...I love strawberries and balsamic! Hope your new little one is doing well! xxx

Heather J said...

yum...looks delish! is there a cheese you might suggest using instead of feta (i don't think you can eat feta while pregnant)?

Alexa said...

That salad looks marvelous. But I have to say I'm more excited for your first glass of wine! The best! :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Sounds so delicious!!! Perfect for warm summer days :) {hopefully we'll get some of those around here...pronto!} And I am so excited for your first glass of wine!!! Ahhh...finally ;) XO brynn

christina said...

looks great!! so refreshing!!

I love cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, mixed with a little mayo and milk!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

YUM - that looks soooo good!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Simply LKJ said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for summer!

Val said...

Utterly Delicious.

Shug in Boots said...

Holy cow! That sounds beyond deliciousness. Mmmmm...

Amy said...

That looks yummy! I am so glad summer is here for all the fresh flavours!!

colleen said...

yes - watermelon and mint is amazing together! and yay for the wine ;)

Phanit said...

Sounds so simple and looks amazing! Glad you are enjoying your bonding time :)

Saguna said...

I love these flavours together- I made a similar one but the addition of honey sounds great! I'm doing a #saladaday challenge in June so stop by to see what I've been dining on!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I wish I could take this out of the screen & package it up for lunch today! Looks so fresh and delicious. Of course high five on the glass of wine!

Tonia L said...

That does sound delicious. I've never tried watermelon in a salad but I do love other fruits in my salads.

Unknown said...

I have a similar recipe for you to try.you will need a personal size watermelon ,those small ones.red onion like a half thinly sliced,avacado cut up,cilantro to taste, I usually go with a small grandiloquence,the juice of a lime .a table spoon or two of vegetable oil, canola might work but olive oil for sure does not work. Add some salt to taste and your done.this salad is addicting! Oh you could also add a little jalapeno if your inclined.

Unknown said...

I have a similar recipe for you to try.you will need a personal size watermelon ,those small ones.red onion like a half thinly sliced,avacado cut up,cilantro to taste, I usually go with a small grandiloquence,the juice of a lime .a table spoon or two of vegetable oil, canola might work but olive oil for sure does not work. Add some salt to taste and your done.this salad is addicting! Oh you could also add a little jalapeno if your inclined.

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