Awesome Watermelon Salad - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Awesome Watermelon Salad

Servings:Makes 8 servingsServing Size:1/2 cup


  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh diced cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups, 2-inch, cubed watermelon
  • 3/4 cup crumbled, low-fat feta cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
  • Course ground black pepper
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
  2. Stir in garlic, cilantro and black pepper.
  3. Slowly pour olive oil into the mixture while whisking vigorously.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Combine the watermelon, low-fat feta cheese and red onion in a large bowl; toss lightly to mix and season with coarse ground black pepper.
  6. Pour half of dressing over salad mixture; gently toss to coat.
  7. Refrigerate for least 30 minutes.
  8. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad and garnish with cilantro just before serving.
Source: Plate it up! Kentucky Proud Project.
110 calories; 9g fat; 2g saturated fat; 5mg cholesterol; 190mg sodium; 6g carbohydrate; 1g fiber; 4g sugar; 3g protein.