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Watermelon Salad with Feta, Walnut & Nigella Seeds

 
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 $1.87

$1.87 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

6 summer,vegetarian,gluten-free,primal,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,primal side dish,antipasti,salad,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:61%

Spoonacular Score: 61%

 

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Walnut & Nigella Seeds is a gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and primal recipe with 6 servings. This hor d'oeuvre has 334 calories, 10g of protein, and 21g of fat per serving. For $1.87 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. If you have walnut halves, watermelon, feta cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Summer. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 25 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 93%, this dish is tremendous. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Quinoa Salad with Fetan and Chia Seeds, Quinoa Salad with Feta, Pomegranate Seeds and Raisins, and lemony carrot salad with mustard seeds and feta.

Watermelon Salad can be paired 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 District 7 Estate Chardonnay. It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 18 dollars.

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Our 2012 vintage has aromas of tropical fruit and butterscotch that lead into a lively blend of pear, pineapple and citrus flavors

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup walnut halves
walnut halves
5 lb
5 lb watermelon
watermelon
7 oz
7 oz feta cheese
feta cheese
3 sprigs
3 sprigs mint
mint
1 tsp
1 tsp seeds
seeds
1 cup walnut halves
1 cup
walnut halves
5 lb watermelon
5 lb
watermelon
7 oz feta cheese
7 oz
feta cheese
3 sprigs mint
3 sprigs
mint
1 tsp seeds
1 tsp
seeds

Equipment

bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Soak walnuts in hot water for five minutes in a bowl. Rinse and cover with cold water and a pinch of salt. Let stand for a few minutes (it can soak for as long as half a day and will get even better with longer soaking). Rinse and drain.
  2. Cut your watermelon into cubes or use a spoon to scoop out the red flesh and put in a bowl.
  3. Cube or crumble the cheese over the watermelon.
  4. Add the walnut pieces and garnish with mint leaves.
  5. Put your nigella seeds in a small pan and toast briefly on medium heat until fragrant.
  6. Sprinkle seeds on the salad and enjoy!

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

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.87
Ingredient
1 cup walnut halves
5 pounds watermelon
7 ounces feta cheese
3 sprigs mint
1 teaspoon seeds
Price
$2.80
$3.52
$4.68
$0.07
$0.17
$11.24

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
333 Calories
10g Protein
20g Total Fat
32g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
333
17%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
6g
39%

Carbohydrates
32g
11%

  Sugar
25g
28%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
373mg
16%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
20%

Vitamin A
2315IU
46%

Manganese
0.82mg
41%

Vitamin C
31mg
38%

Copper
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B2
0.39mg
23%

Phosphorus
220mg
22%

Calcium
209mg
21%

Vitamin B6
0.42mg
21%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.24mg
16%

Potassium
532mg
15%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Fiber
2g
12%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Folate
41µg
10%

Iron
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.56µg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.39mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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