Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup TFM Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 cup TFM Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon TFM Dijon Mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 medium seedless watermelon, cubed
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 8 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, honey and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spread 2/3 of watermelon on serving platter. Top with onion, mint and cheese and season with pepper.
Pour dressing over salad and garnish with remaining watermelon cubes.
Excellent with grilled shrimp or chicken.
Way too much oil!
Be aware that there's over 900 calories of oil in this salad! To avoid a greasy salad, cut the oil to half the amount of vinegar, about 2T. That gives 6 servings of oil per recipe. Always remember that a health-wise serving of oil is about a *teaspoon* per person. The salad will taste fresher and cleaner, too.
-Teadye, on 7/14/14
Made this twice,once with company and once for a cover dish. It was a hit both times and they couldn't believe the favors. Just the kids didn't like it!!! Surprise,not . To them watermelon is watermelon
-Linda, on 9/27/13
Amazing summer salad!
The combination of ingredients in this salad may seem strange at first, but the result was an incredibly delicious and refreshing salad.
I would not use canola oil in the dressing, olive is much better. However, I ate it WITHOUT dressing and it was perfect!
-Jean, on 9/1/13
Got rave reviews
I tried this for a luncheon the other day. It made a great visual presentation. The combination of flavors made the dish surprising and really flavorful. This will be added to my smash summer recipes.
-Cooking cat , on 8/23/13
The freshness of the watermelon and mint, tang of the onion and dressing along with the creaminess of the cheese make this a great salad. I put over watercress and it was divine. I highly recommend a good quality sheeps milk feta.
-michellem, on 7/17/13
Taste great....summer salad
Easy to make...taste great....looks good
-Ladybugs, on 7/5/13
Excellent balance of flavors
Great accompaniment to rich and full flavored dishes. I served it yesterday at lunch with bean and barbecued beef enchiladas. Be careful not to dress salad until last minute as the watermelon waters it down quickly.
-Bobbie929, on 7/3/13
Light sweet & salty wonderful together
-flossnipy, on 6/23/13
Sounds strange but once you try it you will want more.. Great recipe.. for two people I halved ingredients and used one quarter of the watermelon.. Love ,love it !!!
-essex girl, on 5/26/13