Chilled Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Chilled watermelon and chunks of cucumber are tossed with feta cheese, Kalamata olives, fresh mint and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It’s that salty-sweet thing going on here that’s so good – and will keep you cool as a cucumber during these dog days of summer.

This is the ONLY salad I want this week; temperatures are going to be in the high 90’s all week long here in New York. During these sultry months, I usually make my watermelon salad with arugula, feta and red onion, but I loved this new combination with cucumber, mint and olives for an alternative, and a great way to use up any cucumbers you may have lying around.

You can double this to make a big bowl for a crowd, or cut it in half if you want to serve two. This makes a great side dish to grilled chicken, or seafood.

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Chilled Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chilled seedless watermelon, diced large
  • 1 medium chilled English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (or basil) leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp balsamic glaze

Directions:

  1. Divide the watermelon and cucumbers equally between 4 plates or in one large serving bowl; top with olives, feta and mint.
  2. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over everything when ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings , Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups 

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 112 calories
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 6.3mg
  • Sodium: 233mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15.5g
  • Protein: 4g
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