Watermelon and Feta Salad

I have saved this post for about two weeks now and trust me when I say it’s been tough to control my excitement. Why have I waited to share with you all? To be honest, I’ve been extremely busy — is there a post I don’t complain about my schedule? I apologize, I’m trying to keep the whining to a minimum — with my little sister graduating this past weekend (more on that to come!). Between entertaining family, cleaning, lending a hand in the party preparation, etc., I had my hands full. My lame excuses aside, I knew that timing was important when delivering these gorgeous, mouth-watering photos and instructions. With festive soirées to attend this holiday weekend, a salad like this provides seasonal flavors, gorgeous colors and the nutritional benefits to keep you looking simply SMASHING in that tiny bikini. So move over plain Jane garden salads lacking pizzazz, or worse —
the caesar doused iceberg lettuce. Woman’s Day Watermelon and Feta Salad is just as delightful as it sounds. The bite of peppery arugula paired with the sweetness of ripe watermelon and salty feta makes this recipe the perfect summer dish I will be making often the next few months. 

Ingredients
Dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Freshly ground pepper and a pinch of kosher salt

Salad:
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
1-lb piece seedless watermelon (I guestimated — I love watermelon!)
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced and cut in half
3 cups baby arugula
3 oz feta cheese

To start, whisk together the dressing ingredients.


Slice up the red onion and add to the dressing. Set aside, occasionally mixing while you prepare the rest of the salad (for 10-15 minutes).



While those flavors combine for a light yet flavorful dressing, get your knife and cutting board ready. Thinly slice up half of the cucumber.

In a large bowl, add in the arugula and cucumber. Next, tackle the watermelon. Remove the rind and cut into inch-thick, triangular wedges. 

Snack on the funky-looking/broken pieces (insert obnoxious emoticon here). Yum! Ok, ok don’t fill up, you have a salad to eat. Moving on…add in the feta and drizzle with the dressing/onion mixture.

Gently toss and serve! So pretty…and tasty.

As you can see, judging by the shoveling of food, Mike enjoyed it! Before I head off to bed…I’m working on a Q&A page and would appreciate your input. Sprinkled with Love needs some sprucing up!
Anything you’d like to ask yours truly? Personal…food-related…fitness schtuff? Come on…don’t be scared!

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

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2 Comments to “Watermelon and Feta Salad”

  1. your boyfriend is too cute.

  2. This sounds amazing! Let’s please have a picnic potluck soon with Emily and you can make this! And I would like to know – if you had to choose – what your favorite sushi roll is.

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