Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad

2 Aug

I am just back from a speaking engagement in Puerto Rico, where I had the chance to visit with great friends and have some delicious meals! But…you’ll have to wait for that, as it deserves a juicier post than I have time for (secrets of Kendra’s delicious grilled lamb coming soon to this blog!).

Watermelon and Feta go so well together and so well with tomatoes!

However, rather than leave you high and dry, here is a bright new salad to entertain you. It takes minutes to prepare, and — if Dr. Oz is to be believed — the combination of watermelon and a bit of balsamic is a powerful enzyme that will aid in digestion and perhaps weight loss.

So here it is:  a fast and refreshing salad that use seasonal fruits and vegetables at their peak. And it’s pretty gorgeous too!

Serving suggestion: Mexican-style margarita glasses!

Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad


1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp balsamic vinegar

Pinch salt

Grating of pepper


20-30 grape tomatoes, sliced in half (about one Cup)

1 Cup watermelon, cubed to match the size of the tomato halves (seeded if necessary)

1 tsp fresh mint, chopped

½ Cup crumbled feta

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.

In a larger bowl, place watermelon, tomato, feta and mint. Pour dressing over. Stir in mint. Combine all gently and serve.


10 Responses to “Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad”

  1. Tammy August 5, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    That’s a beautiful salad. I like it with cucumbers also. What did you speak about?

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy August 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      Hi Tammy! The panel was at the Triennial Convention of the American Federation of School Administrators and focused on the future of public education. As a community college educator, I talked about how we can better prepare high school students for their futures! (The basics, more grammar, more practical applications of written language, more instruction on how to access help, and a more realistic view of where students are headed!

  2. Don (loves fine food) Christie August 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    This is very similar to one of my favorite salads but i dont use watermelon. Sounds really nice though so i will be giving it a try.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy August 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks for the visit! I hope you enjoy this salad…I am always interested in hearing how it goes and especially any interesting modifications!

  3. Top Cuisine avec Lavi August 2, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Healthy and fresh! Great blog with interesting recipes!

  4. Bluejellybeans August 2, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    ¡Qué rica! Y si Dr. Oz lo dice… 😉

  5. Mad Dog August 2, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    That sounds very refreshing, I’m not sure I entirely believe Dr. Oz though 😉

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