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watermelon and feta salad on a blue and white platter with a dark grey dishcloth to the side
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Spicy Water Melon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint! This classic summer salad gets taken up a notch with a drizzle of lemon chili oil, a layered assembly, and lots and lots of mint.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword watermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red chili finely diced
  • 1 lemon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves loosely packed
  • 5 oz feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • To make the infused olive oil, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, and diced chili in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Arrange diced watermelon on a large rectangular platter. Top with red onion and half of the mint leaves.
  • Scatter crumbled feta over the watermelon, and top with remaining mint leaves.
  • Drizzle the salad with the infused olive oil (do not drain the lemon zest and chili).
  • Serve!

Notes

Nutrition values are an estimate only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg