Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad ♥

Decidedly refreshing, unexpectedly tasty
Today's vegetable recipe: A refreshing summer salad with watermelon, cucumber and feta cheese. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1 point.

Late Friday, I tripped expectantly into the market armed with a list, for once knowing exactly what was needed for Plan A, supper. Oops. No tomatillos, even though they'd been plentiful earlier in the week. No cauliflower, "Sold the last head an hour ago, more tomorrow." I fussed for a few minutes, looking over all the choices, trying to figure out what ELSE to make when my heart (and the supper menu) was set on one thing.

My heart found inspiration in a beautiful watermelon. I grabbed a cucumber too and knew that theretogether was Plan B's great side salad, and just like Plan A, "summer in a bowl".

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MORE CUCUMBER RECIPES
~ Cucumber Lemonade, "summer in a glass"! ~
~ Tomato Zucchini Salad, one of my very favorite easy salads ~
~ Nana's Cucumbers, the classic cucumbers & sour cream ~

~ more cucumber recipes ~


WATERMELON, CUCUMBER & FETA SALAD

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Makes 8 cups

About 1/4 a watermelon, cubed
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed
1/2 a small red onion, diced small
Fresh basil, cut in thin strips
2 ounces feta, crumbled

Mix all ingredients. Serve, enjoy!


KITCHEN NOTES
Make only as much as will be eaten at once, this doesn't keep.




SHOPPING for, errr, with, an iPHONE Oh ~ and while I think about having ready access to vegetable recipes at the drop of a hat, er, pixel, last week I got to meet "food blogger family": Kalyn's Kitchen's brother Rand and his family stopped in St. Louis for a day during a cross-country trek. What fun! We all gorged on ice cream sundaes at the "divine" Crown Candy Kitchen, plus I got to play with Rand's new iPhone (thanks for the tour, Hannah!) and browsed straight to A Veggie Venture to see how it looked. If I may say so myself, it looks and works great!! (good luck over good management, likely) especially if you're at the grocery wondering what to make with such'n'such vegetable. The link to the Alphabet of Vegetables is right in the header - so no scrolling - and then you can easily find the vegetable you're after, pick a recipe, check what other ingredients might be needed and voila! supper's vegetable is covered! Since I don't have my own iPhone (though hmm, couldn't it be considered a business expense?) if you have experience with this and have suggestions, please please do let me know.



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9 comments:

I need that decidedly refreshing salad now. It's +30celsius here, and I'm obviously not equipped to cope with such heat. Some cooling watermelon salad would really hit the spot!!!

I want an iphone! I can't wait to play with it when they get here today. They all loved meeting you! People who don't quite understand how people can become friends online would never really get how it would be so fun for you guys to meet. Thanks for making them feel so welcome and picking such a great restaurant.

What a great combination. I've never thought to put all of those things together, but I imagine the creamyness of the feta would compliment the crisp flavor of the cucumber.

Looks great! Sounds like a really tasty and refreshing salad.

Hi alanna
we've made it all the way from NY to Utah...but, we're definitely missing those chocolate banana malts! Thanks again for such a wonderful visit. And yes, this post was read and this comment posted from my iPhone. Definitely a business expense!
XO
Rand, and Co.

I can tell that you soon going to be hooked on getting an iphone, the desire is there in your words and tone :)

I've had a version of that salad with black olives in it, and it didn't seem quite right. I think I'd like yours better! Maybe a little mint chiffonade?

Michael Natkin
The Vegetarian Foodie Blog

Haven't seen you around the challenge recently - and watermelon is coming up...
http://www.cookthink.com/blog/?p=1006

I made this recipe last night to take to a potluck and everyone loved it. My husband even loved the leftovers in his lunch today! I had lime basil in my garden and used that. It was perfect!

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