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Watermelon Leaf Lettuce Salad With Light Feta

 
One serving costs about $2.47

$2.47 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 summer,gluten-free,gluten free side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:73%

Spoonacular Score: 73%

 

Watermelon Leaf Lettuce Salad With Light Feta might be just the side dish you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 245 calories, 5g of protein, and 18g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 3. For $2.47 per serving, this recipe covers 18% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person found this recipe to be yummy and satisfying. If you have salt and pepper, olive oil, cherries, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. Summer will be even more special with this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 73%. Baby Leaf Lettuce with Olives and Watermelon, Wilted Leaf Lettuce Salad, and Green Leaf Lettuce, Pomegranate, and Almond Salad are very similar to this recipe.

Salad works really well with Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. 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:
1.65 cups
1.65 cups watermelon
watermelon
12
12  grape tomatoes
grape tomatoes
1 head
1 head curly lettuce
curly lettuce
1.76 oz
1.76 oz light feta cheese
light feta cheese
3
3  fresh cherries
fresh cherries
some
some balsamic vinaigrette
balsamic vinaigrette
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp balsamic glaze
balsamic glaze
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 tsp
1 tsp clear honey
clear honey
some
some black salt and pepper
black salt and pepper
1.65 cups watermelon
1.65 cups
watermelon
12  grape tomatoes
12
grape tomatoes
1 head curly lettuce
1 head
curly lettuce
1.76 oz light feta cheese
1.76 oz
light feta cheese
3  fresh cherries
3
fresh cherries
some balsamic vinaigrette
some
balsamic vinaigrette
1 Tbsp balsamic glaze
1 Tbsp
balsamic glaze
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
1 tsp clear honey
1 tsp
clear honey
some black salt and pepper
some
black salt and pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

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. Divide the leaf lettuce in 2-3 serving plates or bowls, top with watermelon, grape tomato halves and crumbled feta. 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.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.47
Ingredient
250 grams watermelon
12 grape tomatoes
1 head curly lettuce
50 grams light feta cheese
3 fresh cherries
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon clear honey
Price
$0.39
$2.77
$1.59
$1.18
$0.21
$0.68
$0.50
$0.09
$7.40

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • 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!)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • 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
244 Calories
5g Protein
18g Total Fat
18g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
244
12%

Fat
18g
28%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
18g
6%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
14mg
5%

Sodium
288mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
10%

Vitamin A
10002IU
200%

Vitamin K
166µg
158%

Vitamin C
27mg
34%

Manganese
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Folate
64µg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Potassium
516mg
15%

Calcium
139mg
14%

Vitamin B6
0.28mg
14%

Phosphorus
118mg
12%

Fiber
2g
12%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Iron
1mg
9%

Magnesium
35mg
9%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Zinc
0.91mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.58mg
6%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.28µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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