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Awesome Summer Salad

Awesome Summer Salad

When it’s hot out there, you want to eat food that is refreshing. Well, try this one out.  It is tasty and refreshing and easy to make.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad


One 7-8lb. seedless watermelon, chilled

1 large cucumber

1/2 cup olive oil

3 limes or lemons or a combination of limes and lemons juiced

1 cup of fresh chopped mint leaves

11/2 cups crumbled or cubed feta cheese (do not use goat cheese in this recipe, it just waters down to nothing)

11/2 tsp. salt


Cube the watermelon and place in a large bowl.  Drain as much of the liquid from the watermelon as you can.  Slice the cucumber in half long ways and then slice it to your preferred thickness. Add feta, olive oil, lemons/limes, mint leaves and salt.  Mix well and keep in refrigerator until it is ready to serve. If you have left overs, you might want to drain it the next day and maybe add a bit more lemon/lime, olive oil and salt before eating it.  I thought it was great the next day as well, but it did get watered down some.

This makes a great before or after a meal salad or even on its own.  It is the perfect combination of sweet, savory and sour.

Happy Eating…Pia Civiletti, The Sassy Italian Lady

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