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Too Easy: Minty Watermelon, Blackberry, and Feta Salad

I’m really into fruit salads lately…

Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipeIt must be the sunshine, and blooming flowers, and all around “Spring-y-ness.” But, yeah. I posted this one not too long ago, and it also heavily featured watermelon.

This one is a bit different though, because there’s a slightly savory element going on with the cheese and vinegar. It’s salty, sweet, and sour all at the same time, and it’s DIVINE!

Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipe Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipeThis actually isn’t the first time I’ve used watermelon in a savory application… Truth be told, it’s the fourth (see: this, this, and this). Watermelon and salty flavors just work, you guys! Seriously, if you’ve never tried sprinkling a little salt on your watermelon before eating it, try it and prepare to be amazed!

But, this doesn’t only have watermelon. It also has blackberries for a fruity, but more tangy flavor. It works really well with all the other elements here, plus it looks really pretty!

Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipe Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipeThe dressing is especially delicious. It’s a combination of fresh lime juice, agave syrup, fresh mint, and chardonnay balsamic. If you can’t find chardonnay vinegar, you can just go ahead and use any sort of white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar.

The salad is best when you get a little bit of everything in the same bite—a watermelon cube, feta, and a blackberry, all doused in the dressing. It’s salty-sweet-tangy perfection! This would make a beautiful dish for an outdoor cook-out or picnic. And—I may be getting a little ahead of myself here—it would be absolutely ideal for a Fourth of July celebration! I mean…check out that red, white, and blue!

Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipe Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipeDon’t you love it when you can make something fresh, gorgeous, and delicious in just a couple minutes? It’s Too Easy 😀

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Minty Watermelon, Blackberry, and Feta Salad

Yield: 4ish servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 4 oz. good-quality, sheep's milk feta, cubed

for the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp thinly-sliced fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp chardonnay balsamic vinegar (or other white balsamic)

Directions:

  1. Gently toss the first three ingredient together.
  2. Pour the dressing over the top, and serve!

Refreshing fruit, salty feta, and tangy-sweet dressing---this is a perfect salad for warmer weather! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

   

3 Responses to “Too Easy: Minty Watermelon, Blackberry, and Feta Salad”

  1. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven — May 7, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Okay, I am OBSESSED with this salad! I mean, feta, watermelon AND berries?! This is a trio of flavors made in heaven! This would be perfect for Memorial Day since you’re obviously covering the red, white and blue!

    • Rachael replied: — May 7th, 2015 @ 10:32 am

      Thanks, Sarah! And you’re totally right about Memorial Day—I didn’t even think of that!

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