WATERMELON, CUCUMBER, AND FETA SALAD WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

IMG_9038Here is the perfect salad for this LA heat wave. Cold watermelon, crunchy cucumber, and salty feta, all finished off with a tangy lime vinaigrette. Simple, refreshing, and delicious!

IMG_9029WATERMELON, CUCUMBER, AND FETA SALAD WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

Serves 4

1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into small cubes
1 mini seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into small cubes
1/4 small red onion, shaved thinly on a mandolin, soaked in a bowl of water for 10 minutes, drained
1/4 cup small cherry tomatoes, stems removed, sliced in half
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
feta
lime vinaigrette (recipe below)
1/2 lime for finishing

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IMG_9031In a large mixing bowl, combine the cucumber, watermelon, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro. Slowly pour dressing over the ingredients, tossing to coat. Taste. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Add more dressing if necessary.

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IMG_9033When ready to serve, scoop the salad into individual bowls and top with crumbled feta. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and some black pepper.
VINAIGRETTE

1 lime juiced
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, champagne vinegar, olive oil, honey, sea salt, and black pepper. Add more honey, salt, or pepper to taste.

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