Do you know what elevates a simple watermelon salad? Salt! Salt and watermelon are a delicious combination together. You need to try this salted watermelon salad that will change your dinner game from blah to ta-da!
Well, this salad is simple, and can be put together in under 20 minutes! If you already have watermelon cubed in the refrigerator then 5 minutes. See, we are going for quick and easy here.
Do you get sick of the same old boring salads that you’ve been making for the past several years? We all can get into a food rut, and I’m here to change things up a bit.
There are only so many days you can eat plain sliced watermelon. Unless you are my three-year-old son that can throw down on some watermelon. Seriously, how can such a little human eat so much? I swear he could eat half a watermelon to his face in one day.
Between watermelon and corn, the kid loves the seasonal summer produce that we have been enjoying. And my son definitely gets his ravish appetite from his mama. Yes, I like to eat too! Go figure, right?
For all the adults out there that want to change things up because I know I do. Here you have a salted watermelon salad with crumbled feta, pea shoots and aged balsamic.
Let’s start with the basics. How to cube a watermelon? If you need help how to manage this task successfully check out this youtube video that I put together to show you. Simply, peel all the outer rind off with your knife, slice into rounds and cut into cubes.
For this dish, I added fresh pea shoots. The natural food store Grass Roots that I love here in South Lake Tahoe had them, and I just couldn’t resist using them. They are delicate and so pretty on a plate. But if you don’t have pea shoots, other microgreens could ultimately work to even spicy baby arugula or sliced kale. Use what you have on hand or what you enjoy eating! Get creative and turn this salted watermelon salad into your personal style.
Watermelon and feta go so well together, but other options could be good too. A tangy crumbled goat cheese like Humbolt Fog, my personal go-to could be an alternative. But sometimes you just can’t do dairy, if that’s you, try your favorite dairy-free cheese alternative. Or just don’t add cheese, it will still taste good and be a nice dairy-free salad.
Arrange all your salad fixings on a platter and enjoy!
Need a dinner idea to serve with this salted watermelon salad, why not give our pork tacos a try! Watermelon and tacos go perfect together. Add in some Mexican street corn and a fresh-squeezed margarita, now your talking! That’s an ideal dinner for me!