Absolutely delicious, the Watermelon & Feta Cheese Salad is one of the best homemade delicious salad recipes out here!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
- 4 cups watermelon cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 6 leaves fresh basil chopped
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Gently toss until well combined.
- Serve chilled.
- 170 Calories (kcal)
- 4.5 Fat (g)
- 3 Saturated Fat (g)
- 31 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 8 Sugar (g)
- 5 Protein (g)
- 15 Cholesterol (mg)
- 230 Sodium (mg)
Salads can be served either cooked or raw, or a combination of these. They are always easy to prepare and serve. Salads will always be nutritious and therefore good for your health. Make a habit of having a plate of salad before meals. You will full faster and end up consuming fewer calories.
Watermelon and feta cheese salad is good for vegetarian and pescatarian diet. It is easy to fix. Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Toss and serve chilled. The salad is as sweet and appetizing as it appears. It is equally nutritious.
Buying watermelon may be quite a challenge to many people. While at the grocery store or at the farmers market, you have to be careful. Whichever size you want, pick it up. A good melon feels heavy for its size. When you tap the underbelly, if it’s ripe it gives a hollow sound. If it sound dull, it indicates an overripe or under ripe melon
Good feta contains only sheep's milk, rennet, and salt. A few have goat milk. If it contains anything else other than these, then it is not feta. Otherwise, you will end up with poor feta with a sour taste, bad odor, and not so pleasant aftertaste. When you go to buy cheese, always ask for samples to taste. Fetas are of 3 types depending on the texture you want. They also come in the different aroma, salty, spicy, or mild depending on the area and type of container the feta is matured.
Feta should be white. Yellowish ones are not ideal and have therefore been exposed to air. It should be tangy with a rich aroma. It should not have a bitter, sour, rancid or chalky, taste. If it is good, it should have a few tiny holes on the surface.
Basil herb is mostly recognized because of Pesto! However, it iis a very important ingredient in salads. Basil is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. It's also excellent in calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. It is naturally fat free and sodium free as well.
When buying basil, Select basil bunches that are bright in color with fresh, fragrant leaves and firm stems. Do not buy if the bunches are wilted, yellowed or have black leaves. Basil is very perishable and for or short-term storage, refrigerate in a sealed resealable plastic bag with 2 or 3 layers of paper towels for some days.