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Watermelon Salad with Cumin Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

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For the perfect combination of sweet and salty, you can't go past this watermelon, blueberries and feta salad with cumin maple syrup vinaigrette. Serve this vibrant salad that's bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients, as a side to your favorite protein dish (we enjoyed it with a bone-in, skin-on pork shoulder roast flavoured with fennel) for the ultimate summer feast. It's refreshing, deliciously healthy and a perfect dish for entertaining. The sweetness of watermelon and Gorgonzola would make a great combination too if you prefer a stronger flavour of cheese or ricotta if you want a milder variety.

  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly milled cumin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 Mini watermelon, cut into triangles
  • 100 g Feta, crumbled
  • Mint, chopped
  • 100 g Blueberries
  • 1 tsp Black sesame seeds
  1. Whisk freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil and maple syrup in a small serving bowl. Season with cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Wash and dry the watermelon. Cut the clean watermelon into triangles, about 2cm thick. Arrange watermelon on a large serving platter with blueberries and chopped mint. Drizzle some prepared dressing over. Crumble feta over the salad and sprinkle the black sesame seed over.
  3. Serve as an easy appetizer, a light snack or as a side to your favourite source of protein, such as meatballs, chicken wings, steak, salmon, or pork roast.

© 2021 |

© 2021 |


Brian 22/6/22 00:58

That is so festive and pretty!

My name is Erika. 22/6/22 02:22

Watermelon and feta taste amazing together, and wonder how they taste with the dressing. Adding blueberries is a great idea. Hope it was a great first day of summer. hugs-Erika

J.P. Alexander 22/6/22 02:55

Rica y fresca sandia . Te mando un beso.

Tom 22/6/22 04:04

...yep, it's time for watermelon.

Anonymous 22/6/22 05:23

It's Judee- I would love to try this cumin dressing on watermelon. Sounds so different and interesting. Your watermelon salad looks delicious.

Margaret D 22/6/22 07:03

That salad looks divine.

Graciela Bacino 22/6/22 07:51

La tendré presente para nuestro próximo verano.
Ahora estamos con temperaturas gélidas por lo que requerimos platos calientes.
Esta ensalada se ve apetitosa.
Con los mejores deseos, te saludo Angie!!🍲🥗

Eha 22/6/22 08:16

How interesting ! How appetizing ! How very attractive to the eye !!! Yet so easy to prepare - methinks the blueberries and black sesame seeds attract first of all . . .

Javier 22/6/22 09:27

Watermelon and feta, perfect marriage! This salad looks so amazing

Your photos are unbelievable!

Lola Martínez 22/6/22 09:33

Me apunto a la ensalada sin pensármelo dos veces, en tiempo de sandía me gusta en todo tipo de platos, salados también. La has acompañado muy bien.
Un beso.

Anncoo Journal 22/6/22 10:44

Looks so refreshing and delicious!

Anonymous 22/6/22 12:53

Hi Angie, this is the perfect salad for New Jersey in July. The dressing is very unique and I can't wait to try it. Bernadette

DEZMOND 22/6/22 13:34

I am glad the blueberry and watermelon season is back!

John / Kitchen Riffs 22/6/22 15:46

Love this! Can never resist watermelon salad. Feta is just such a natural, isn't it? Thanks! -- John

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 22/6/22 17:21

I am a huge fan of wartermelon and this looks fantastic so refreshing

Bill 22/6/22 18:12

It looks refreshing!

To answer your ?: Rhubarb Rock is hard candy, I never had it, not a fan of hard candy.

Pam 22/6/22 18:55

What an awesome combination of flavors, colors, and textures. YUM.

Lowcarb team member 22/6/22 23:00

What a lovely looking salad, the ingredients go so well together.

All the best Jan

Chef Mimi 22/6/22 23:15

What a beautiful salad! And that vinaigrette sounds wonderful! I quit using black sesame seeds, because when I did I felt like they looked like bugs!!!!

foodtravelandwine 22/6/22 23:48

I love watermelon with feta!....delicious salad!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Julie 23/6/22 05:09

Looks so refreshing and yumm !!

Rose world 23/6/22 05:19

Never thought of making watermelon salad. Yours looked refreshing. Good to take on any hot day, like what we have lately in Malaysia. Super warm!!

Nancy Chan 23/6/22 10:46

I love watermelon but I usually eat it on its own. I am sure this salad tastes great. My eyes are on the beautiful and delicious looking pork shoulder.

speedy70 23/6/22 10:54

Ottima insalata estiva!!!

Velva 23/6/22 16:42

Angie, I could do this recipe! I live in Florida and watermelon and blueberries are in season , and are delicious this time of year. Feta goes so nicely with watermelon too. This is definitely on my list. Thank you!

Cooking Julia 23/6/22 20:33

This is such a beautiful and yummy salad!

Muriel 23/6/22 22:31

Cette salade de pastèque est très tentante avec cette vague de chaleur, elle sera parfaite !

Raymund 24/6/22 03:11

Such a refreshing salad, perfect to pair with meats

Marcelle 24/6/22 17:53

Now, that's summer on a plate!! I can already think of some light grilled meats to pair this salad up with 😍🍉

bread&salt 26/6/22 15:33

Looks really yummy. We consume water melon and cheese combination alot in Summers. Its salad version looks really great.

Tisa Jacob 26/6/22 18:15

I love watermelon salad. Again, you take it several notches higher with this uniquely spiced dressing.

mjskit 29/6/22 03:25

Just cut a big watermelon today. My husband is worried about eating it all which is never a problem for me. Love mixing it up with tasty treats like this. The cumin in the dressing sounds interesting,

Izaa 30/6/22 00:42

I would like to eat such a watermelon


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