Our Favorite Salad for National Watermelon Day

In honor of National Watermelon Day, we're making our favorite salad. This summery salad is perfect for a pool party or picnic, is light, delicious and super easy to make. Pair it with just about anything on the grill and serve cold.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole Watermelon
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 3/4  cup pine nuts
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  • Get out a pan and put it on the stove at a medium heat
  • Put the pine nuts in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally to avoid burning, for about 4-5 minutes
  • Remove the pine nuts and transfer to a plate to cool
  • Quarter the watermelon first
  • Next, cut each half in half again, so that the watermelon is now in eighths
  • Slice these parts into wedges, working with one piece at a time (slices should be 1 to 2 inches wide, cut just down to the white rind, being careful not to slice all the way through the bottom of the melon)
  • Transfer chopped watermelon in a medium-to-large sized bowl
  • Rinse the fresh mint, and roughly chop to equal about 1 cup
  • Add the mint to the bowl containing the watermelon
  • Measure your feta and add that to the bowl as well
  • Mix the contents of the bowl well, being careful not to bruise the watermelon
  • Evenly distribute the salad mix into bowls or plates (your choice!)
  • Drizzle each one with olive oil and balsamic glaze
  • Top with toasted pine nuts and enjoy!