Dog-Days Watermelon Salad

4
Connie Tucker

By
@justshootme

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

The sweet watermelon with the feta cheese make this is a great refreshing summer salad! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    watermelon, cubed (seedless is easiest)
  • 1
    large cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2
    red onion, minced
  • 1/4 c
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 8
    pitted kalamata olives, quartered (optional)
  • FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • ·
    zest of one lemon and one lime (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

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Toss all other ingredients together. Keep chilled till ready to serve, then gently fold in dressing.
  3. 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Dog-Days Watermelon Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Greek



Show 16 Comments & Reviews

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer


Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken


When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer


Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]