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Watermelon, Feta And Mint Salad

 
One serving costs about $1.92

$1.92 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 summer,vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:86%

Spoonacular Score: 86%

 

Watermelon, Fetan And Mint Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 6 servings with 231 calories, 7g of protein, and 18g of fat each. For $1.55 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista has 8 fans. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Summer. A mixture of pepper, cucumber, mint, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, primal, and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 75%. This score is pretty good. Try Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint, Feta-watermelon Salad With Mint, and Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp clear honey
clear honey
0.5
0.5  cucumber
cucumber
1 head
1 head curly leaf lettuce
curly leaf lettuce
1 pkg
1 pkg feta cheese
feta cheese
0.75 Tbsps
0.75 Tbsps fresh mint
fresh mint
0.5
0.5  lemon
lemon
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
some
some salt
salt
1 lb
1 lb watermelon
watermelon
1 Tbsp clear honey
1 Tbsp
clear honey
0.5  cucumber
0.5
cucumber
1 head curly leaf lettuce
1 head
curly leaf lettuce
1 pkg feta cheese
1 pkg
feta cheese
0.75 Tbsps fresh mint
0.75 Tbsps
fresh mint
0.5  lemon
0.5
lemon
4 Tbsps olive oil
4 Tbsps
olive oil
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper
some salt
some
salt
1 lb watermelon
1 lb
watermelon

Equipment

peeler
peeler
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
peeler
peeler
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Cut the watermelon into big wedges, then cut the flesh away from the skin. Slice the flesh into bite sized pieces.
  2. Cut the cucumber in half then half lengthways too. Use a potato peeler to slice ribbons off the cucumber.
  3. Arrange the lettuce leaves in a large bowl, top with the watermelon, cucumber, feta and mint.
  4. Finally place all the dressing ingredients together (juice of 1/2 lemon, olive oil, honey) in a small bowl and whisk together with a fork. Season to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.92
Ingredient
1 tablespoon clear honey
½ cucumber
1 head curly leaf lettuce
1 package feta cheese
3 tablespoons fresh mint
½ lemon
4 tablespoons olive oil
some bell pepper
1 pound watermelon
Price
$0.26
$0.36
$1.59
$5.33
$0.11
$0.25
$0.67
$2.24
$0.70
$11.51

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!)

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • 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.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • get more health tips

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • 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.

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Green Tips

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
253 Calories
7g Protein
17g Total Fat
17g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
253
13%

Fat
17g
27%

  Saturated Fat
6g
44%

Carbohydrates
17g
6%

  Sugar
13g
15%

Cholesterol
33mg
11%

Sodium
635mg
28%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin A
7418IU
148%

Vitamin C
112mg
137%

Vitamin K
87µg
83%

Vitamin B2
0.46mg
27%

Vitamin B6
0.49mg
24%

Calcium
226mg
23%

Folate
76µg
19%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Phosphorus
179mg
18%

Manganese
0.31mg
15%

Fiber
3g
13%

Potassium
434mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.64µg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.93mg
9%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Magnesium
35mg
9%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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