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Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $11.23 One serving costs about $11.23 One serving costs about $11.23

$11.23 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 summer,vegetarian,gluten-free,healthy,primal,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,primal side dish,lunch,main course,salad,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:94%

Spoonacular Score: 94%

 

If you have roughly around 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Watermelon Fetan and Mint Salad might be a super gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and primal recipe to try. This main course has 2140 calories, 42g of protein, and 79g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 1 and costs $11.23 per serving. 6 people found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. Summer will be even more special with this recipe. Head to the store and pick up watermelon, pepper if you like pepper, mint, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a super spoonacular score of 94%. Try Watermelon, Fetan And Mint Salad, Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint, and Watermelon, Feta, And Mint Salad for similar recipes.

Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc are great choices for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. One wine you could try is Buddha Kat Winery Chardonnay. It has 4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 25 dollars.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  sweet watermelon
sweet watermelon
3 oz
3 oz feta cheese
feta cheese
1 cup
1 cup fresh mint
fresh mint
0.25 cups
0.25 cups olive oil
olive oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
some
some black pepper
black pepper
1  sweet watermelon
1
sweet watermelon
3 oz feta cheese
3 oz
feta cheese
1 cup fresh mint
1 cup
fresh mint
0.25 cups olive oil
0.25 cups
olive oil
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
0.25 cups
balsamic vinegar
some black pepper
some
black pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Directions: Cut watermelon in half and remove watermelon from rind. You can either spoon it out like a mad man, carefully remove it and cut it into squares, or scoop it all out with a melon baller-which is what I did. I liked the look of all those succelent balls of watermelon. So, scoop out your watermelon and put it in a bowl-I used the leftover water melon rind for my bowl, and youre going to add your dressing, which is so simple, soooo easy. Make the Salad Dressing: Add your oil, and vinegar. No salt necessary as the feta is salty. Mix this all together and chill for 15 minutes, which will give you time to prep your mint. Chiffanade the mint, which means cut it into fine ribbons. Roll up the mint leaves like a cigar and then cut it into nice strips or ribbons. I had my daughter and her friend do this for me; they are 10 so you can see how easy this is. Next crumble over with that delicious creamy feta cheese. The salty contrast with the sweet melon is so crazy good that it is hard to describe. To finish add the fresh mint, which brings it all together. And a little more black pepper at the end so theres a little on the feta.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $11.23
Ingredient
1 sweet watermelon
3 ounces feta cheese
1 cup fresh mint
¼ cups olive oil
¼ cups balsamic vinegar
Price
$6.99
$2.00
$1.05
$0.64
$0.54
$11.23

Tips

Health Tips

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
2139 Calories
41g Protein
79g Total Fat
360g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
2139
107%

Fat
79g
122%

  Saturated Fat
21g
131%

Carbohydrates
360g
120%

  Sugar
292g
324%

Cholesterol
75mg
25%

Sodium
1023mg
45%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
41g
83%

Vitamin A
27876IU
558%

Vitamin C
378mg
459%

Potassium
5422mg
155%

Magnesium
509mg
128%

Vitamin B6
2mg
122%

Manganese
2mg
118%

Vitamin B1
1mg
110%

Vitamin B5
10mg
109%

Vitamin B2
1mg
105%

Copper
2mg
104%

Fiber
21g
87%

Calcium
861mg
86%

Phosphorus
826mg
83%

Iron
14mg
80%

Vitamin E
10mg
68%

Folate
213µg
53%

Zinc
7mg
50%

Vitamin B3
9mg
48%

Selenium
30µg
44%

Vitamin K
38µg
37%

Vitamin B12
1µg
24%

Vitamin D
0.34µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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