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dog days watermelon salad

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Connie Tucker
Madawaska Lake, ME

Now's the time to take advantage of the great supply of cucumbers and watermelon this time of year, the "dog days" of August! This salad is cool and refreshing - even your kids will love it - but it's best eaten the same day.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A cool and refreshing salad with a Mediterranean flair for summer. The dressing is very tangy which is a wonderful contrast to the sweet watermelon. We loved the addition of diced cucumber too. But our favorite part was the broken-up pieces of Feta cheese throughout. All the flavors meld together to create a refreshing summer salad.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dog days watermelon salad

  • 4 c
    watermelon, cubed (seedless is easiest)
  • 1 lg
    cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2
    red onion, minced
  • 1/4 c
    crumbled Feta cheese
  • 8
    pitted Kalamata olives, quartered (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • 1
    lemon, zested (optional)
  • 1
    lime, zested (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 c
    fat-free Greek or regular yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make dog days watermelon salad

  • Dressing ingredients in a bowl.
    Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  • Salad ingredients in a bowl.
    Toss all other ingredients together except dressing.
  • Salad ingredients and dressing combined.
    Keep chilled until ready to serve. Then gently fold in the dressing.
  • A large bowl of Dog Days Watermelon Salad.
    I love how the tangy savory flavor plays off the sweetness of the melon. Feel free to substitute olives with raisins or fresh blueberries--whatever will make your family eat salad! Enjoy!