Refreshing Watermelon Salad with a Symphony of Flavors

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Indulge in the epitome of summer with our Watermelon Salad, a vibrant medley of watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, lime juice, and mint, crowned with a luscious balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of salt. This delightful ensemble transforms the season’s bounty into a sweet and savory sensation, perfect for a light lunch or a refreshing side dish.

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Refreshing Watermelon Salad with a Symphony of Flavors

Watermelon Salad Ingredients

  1. Balsamic Glaze: Elevate the salad with a balsamic glaze, a fusion of balsamic vinegar and honey. This syrupy condiment introduces a touch of sweetness to complement the vibrant watermelon.
  2. Watermelon: The star of the show, choose the finest watermelon by looking for a creamy yellow spot and confirming its juiciness with a hollow tap sound.
  3. Cucumber: Slice the cucumber into rounds, ensuring a thorough wash before use. Peeling is optional, depending on personal preference.
  4. Cheese: Embrace the tangy and salty notes with feta cheese, harmonizing beautifully with the sweetness of the fruit and balsamic glaze. Alternatively, experiment with blue cheese or mozzarella for a nuanced flavor.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad with a Symphony of Flavors

How to Make Balsamic Glaze

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil, then simmer over medium-low heat until reduced by half. Remove from heat, add honey, and whisk until thick and syrupy. Set aside.

How to Make Watermelon Salad

Create this summer symphony by combining watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, mint, and lime juice in a large bowl. Toss gently to blend the flavors. Crown the salad with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Variations to Watermelon Salad

Customize this recipe to your liking. Elevate it to a meal by adding rotisserie chicken or experiment with different cheeses like blue cheese or mozzarella. Explore citrus variations by using lemon juice or introduce additional fruits like cantaloupe, honeydew, or grapes.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad with a Symphony of Flavors

Ingredients

Balsamic Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Salad:

  • 6 cups (about 960 g) watermelon, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch bites
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup (about 113 g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced into 1/2 circles
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Balsamic Glaze:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally until the liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Add honey, stir to combine, and remove from heat. The glaze should coat the back of a spoon. Set aside.

Watermelon Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, mint, and lime juice. Toss gently to blend.
  2. Top the salad with salt and a generous drizzle of the balsamic glaze.
  3. Best served the same day.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad with a Symphony of Flavors

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