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summery watermelon salad

summery watermelon salad

We absolutely love watermelon season. Growing up, my brother & I would split a watermelon in half & each grab a spoon for our own half! Let’s just say that watermelon was never wasted in our home. It immediately evokes memories of summer, pool-time, and basking in the sunshine. So when summer rolls around, I love to serve this simple watermelon salad that’s always a hit.

 

summer watermelon salad

       serves 8-10

ingredients:

  • 1 small watermelon (~4 cups)
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbs reduced balsamic vinegar

 

Cut up the watermelon into ~½-¾  inch cubes and roughly chop the basil into small strips. Assemble in this order: cubed watermelon, feta cheese, chopped basil. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on top. I leave the salad un-tossed until we’re ready to serve because it’s just a beautiful & colorful salad. Toss when you’re ready to serve and bon appetite! So easy, right??

 

What are you favorite summer sides? We’d love to try them!

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