Watermelon Leaf Lettuce Salad with Light Feta

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A simple watermelon salad mixed with the loose leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, and low-fat Salaskis feta in tangy balsamic vinaigrette makes a perfect light summer dinner fare. The combination rocks!
I am sending this to Side Dish Showdown: July at Cinnamon Spice&Everything Nice

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event
Dressing
  • 250 g Watermelon, cubed
  • 12 Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 head Loose leaf or curly lettuce, rinsed and drained
  • 50 g Salakis light feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2-3 Fresh cherries
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic bianco
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Clear honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cut the watermelon flesh into bite sized pieces. Slice the grape tomatoes into halves. Rinse the leaf or curly lettuce with cold water, and pat them dry with a towel.
  2. Divide the leaf lettuce in 2-3 serving plates or bowls, top with watermelon, grape tomato halves and crumbled feta.
  3. Finally place all the dressing ingredients together in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Garnish with a cherry if desired and serve.
Watermelon Leaf Lettuce Salad with Light Feta

71 comments:

Krishnaveni 5/7/10 06:13

colourful, healthy and beautiful salad, nice click too

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Cristina - Teenie Cakes 5/7/10 06:17

Beautiful and delicious salad. I really like all the ingredients in it. Nicely done!

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TasteHongKong 5/7/10 06:43

The salad just comes in time for such temperature : ), and it looks beautiful!

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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 5/7/10 06:47

perfect salad for perfect weather...looks yummy

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Bo 5/7/10 06:53

Watermelon and feta go so well together...I love the cherry on top.

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Sanura 5/7/10 07:11

A very sweet salad. I like the addition of watermelon.

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noobcook 5/7/10 07:19

love the watermelon and cherries in this summer delight :)

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My Little Space 5/7/10 07:43

Such a light flavour combo salad! I would love to have this kind of sweet & lucious salad on my table. So refreshing! Yummm.... Have a nice day, darling!
Regards, Kristy

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Jeannie 5/7/10 07:57

Your photos and description of your lovely salad is enough to make me salivate! Such a gorgeous looking salad.

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Chetana Suvarna Ganatra 5/7/10 08:03

Angie such a refreshing salad....love de cherries.

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alwayswinner786 5/7/10 09:02

Full of colors! Refreshing and delicious perfect for the summer dine table!

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3 hungry tummies 5/7/10 09:08

That is so summery..looking at that make me want this horrible winter to be over soon!

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wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 5/7/10 09:13

Hahaha, at first when I saw the title, I said to myself,
Gosh.
Can watermelon leaves be eaten?

Hahaha... I need to rephrase my brain.

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 5/7/10 09:43

A very beautiful and healthy salad.

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Priya 5/7/10 09:56

Very interesting and great looking salad..

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Happy Cook 5/7/10 10:04

This has to be a really refreshing salade, especially for thi hot weather one is having these days which we all are enjoying.

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Ju (The Little Teochew) 5/7/10 10:18

OMG Angie ... so beautiful in that glowing light. What a salad, with cherry too! Nice touch. :)

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Sophie 5/7/10 10:23

A stunning classic combo of feta & watermelon!!

I so love the special dressing too!

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Shirley @ Kokken69 5/7/10 10:34

For a while, I thought we are talking about eating watermelon leaves here... that would be a first for me... but your salad is right up my alley.

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☺lani☺ 5/7/10 10:38

Oh This is good! very refreshing salad!

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Umm Mymoonah 5/7/10 11:22

Wow! Lovely colourful salad.

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Foodessa 5/7/10 11:45

I had purchased a watermelon last week...I'm afraid that I'll have to be a little more patient with one of my favourite melons...it just wasn't sweet enough.
Your salad looking incredibly refreshing.

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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Anncoo 5/7/10 12:02

This is very colorful and healthy. I really love this type of salad and I want this as my main meal ;)

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Parita 5/7/10 12:14

What a gorgeous looking salad there..looks all colorful and chunky :)

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zurin 5/7/10 12:39

Everything beautiful is in there Angie! Your salads are picture perfect evrytime. and I know they taste perfec t too.

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pegasuslegend 5/7/10 12:54

love this salad perfect for the summer heat....very pretty!

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Cool Lassi(e) 5/7/10 14:10

Easy to put together and looking very light and perfect for summer.

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girlichef 5/7/10 14:44

What a fresh, light and delicious sounding salad!! Very packed with summer goodness =)

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Chow and Chatter 5/7/10 15:06

first class summer salad love it

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Belinda @zomppa 5/7/10 15:21

What an absolutely simple and lovely light meal! Hope you had a wonderful Fourth!

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Heavenly Housewife 5/7/10 15:40

This is so fresh and yummy! Watermelon is one of my all time favourite summer foods.

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MaryMoh 5/7/10 16:13

Very refreshing and healthy salad. I love feta cheese added to salad. I can eat a big bowl...mmmm

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Mary 5/7/10 18:09

What a picture perfect salad. It really looks delicious and is perfect for warm summer weather. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Cook with Madin 5/7/10 18:30

Hi Angie, this salad is gorgeous. You've done it again, simple, but the combination of flavors are amazing.

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srividhya Ravikumar 5/7/10 18:32

what a lovely colour combination... looks really nice.. awesome salad..

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Fimère 5/7/10 19:19

c'est coloré et goûteux
parfait pour moi j'adore
bonne soirée

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Amy @ cookbookmaniac 5/7/10 19:47

this is my idea of a perfect salad. love the line cherry on top. that would be the first thing into my little mouth: )

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dinnersanddreams.net 5/7/10 20:50

Light, colorful, delicious and perfect for summer!

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Dishesdone 5/7/10 21:16

Looks very light and delicious! Great flavors in your salad!

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Sook 5/7/10 22:01

I love healthy salad recipes like this one! Looks so good with feta cheese.

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Rachana 5/7/10 22:12

The Salad looks so delightful. It has all my fav ingredients...I love it!

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Claudia 6/7/10 00:45

I have been promisiing myself a watermelon salad that has never materialized. You have inspired me to definitely make this. Refreshing and delicious. Watermelon is summer goodness.

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doggybloggy 6/7/10 01:01

this salad is all kinds of refreshing!

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Duchess of Tea 6/7/10 01:19

Angie darling this salad contains all the ingredients I love. I just bought two big nice bunches of cress so tonight salad is your recipe plus my cress. Luv, thank you my sweet friend for all the lovely comment you have written on my posts, much appreciated Angie darling.

Love & hugs
Duchess

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Magic of Spice 6/7/10 01:31

What a delightful salad...Very fresh and colorful:)

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Cinnamon-Girl 6/7/10 02:04

This screams Summer Angie! A gorgeous salad, simple but so delicious! Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!

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OysterCulture 6/7/10 03:36

Watermelon and feta salads is one of hands down favorites, cant wait to try your version! Perfect for summer - light, refreshing and delicious.

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Chef Dennis 6/7/10 04:58

what a perfect salad....watermelon cherries and feta...wow...and such a nice light dressing!!

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citronetvanille 6/7/10 06:10

What a fresh looking salad! love the ingredients combo!

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Jess @ Bakericious 6/7/10 07:22

such refreshing salad, I can eat a big plate!

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Pari 6/7/10 13:31

Angie, the salad looks fresh and crunchy.

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Joanne 6/7/10 13:39

Watermelon and feta really complement each other perfectly! Great salad.

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Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 6/7/10 14:35

Same as Shirley, I thought you were talking about watermelon leaves here because it sorta amazed me to learn of the culinary use of watermelon leaves. Haha! Thanks a lot for sharing this with us. I'm sure I don't mind having second or even third helping of the salad! Perfect on hot summery days!

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Biren 6/7/10 15:49

This looks and sounds delightful. Perfect for this time of the year!

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Sarah Naveen 6/7/10 16:55

Beautiful pic..looks so delicious..

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Mary 6/7/10 17:19

The colors of your salad are really beautiful. I think watermelon is a marvelous addition to summer salads and your recipe is especially nice. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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roxan 6/7/10 17:42

Delicious! I love adding fruit to my salads, but I never thought of adding watermelon before.

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Cheah 6/7/10 17:47

The salad is so pretty and those pictures are awesome!

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pigpigscorner 6/7/10 18:01

oo for awhile i thought you used watermelon leaves! Very Summery combo!

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Diana's Cocina 6/7/10 18:03

What a colorful and refreshing salad. Perfectly done.

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Mythreyi Dilip 6/7/10 21:13

Cool and refreshing salad for this summer, looks beautiful dear:)

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Xiao Yen Recipes 6/7/10 22:55

This is such a refreshing salad! Needless to say, it's the first time I see this salad combo. The colors of the fruits and lettuce are so pleasing.

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baking.serendipity 7/7/10 03:05

This looks delicious! I love fruit added to a salad...it gives it such a great flavor twist. Thanks for sharing :)

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kitchen flavours 7/7/10 04:07

This is just what we need. A serving of a fresh and inviting delicious salad!

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theUngourmet 7/7/10 05:14

I love the pop of color and all of the flavors of summer in your salad! :)

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sweetlife 7/7/10 07:07

watermelon in a salad, oh I love it...great recipe I have two HUGE watermelons waiting to be spilt, good to have a great recipe
sweetlife

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grace 7/7/10 12:32

and a cherry on top! what a gorgeous and flavorful salad, angie--it's one of the most summery and spectacular that i've seen!

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nora@ffr 7/7/10 14:38

oh my!! never used water melon in my salad!! got to try this one :) rili love the combo angie!! yummm!!

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tasteofbeirut 7/7/10 17:47

That salad looks so appetizing Angie! Love the addition of honey in the dressing!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/7/10 17:45

A delightful salad! that is a combo I haven't tried yet...

Cheers,

Rosa

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