Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad

by heidi on May 11, 2011

Strawberry and Watermelon Arugula Salad | foodiecrush.com

Strawberries. Watermelon. Arugula. Feta.

Sweet. Sweet. Bitter. Tang.

This super simple salad with somewhat oddly paired ingredients melds so perfectly together that it creates a total flavor explosion. And it tells every one of your senses: baby, summer is on it’s way. Strawberries. Watermelon. Yum.

With some easy chopping and zero time in front of the stove, this salad is a cool side to a spicy main like BBQ ribs or Thai skewered beef. Add a bit sliced grilled chicken for some protein and bang, you have a main course or double the recipe and you’ll have a great pot luck that will stun Aunt Audrey at the family reunion.

Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad

Yield: Serves 4 as appetizer, 2 as main course

Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad

Ingredients

3 cups seedless watermelon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
3 cups strawberries, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced very thinly
4 cups spicy arugula
3/4 C fresh basil, chiffonade (optional)
1/2 C crumbled feta cheese or more to taste
1/3 C fruity extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
1 tsp agave syrup or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, gently combine first five ingredients. Mix together olive oil, vinegar and agave and taste for sweetness and dress strawberry mixture. Top with feta cheese, salt and pepper and serve.
http://www.foodiecrush.com/2011/05/craving-strawberry-watermelon-spring-salad/

And for a few more strawberry watermelon combo flavor explosions, check out these food blogger’s delicious recipes.

FoodieCrush Magazine Trissalicious Watermelon & Strawberry Cakephoto > Trissalicious

Luscious layers of almond dacquoise, rose scented cream, sweet berries and pistachios that make up Trissalicious’ Watermelon Strawberry Cake with Rose Scented Cream is a totally impressive gluten free dessert for any special dinner party and Trissa promises it’s surprisingly easy to make.

FoodieCrush Magazine Doughmesstic Watermelon Strawberry Salsaphoto > Doughmesstic

Paired with brown sugar and ginger toasted tortillas, Doughmessitc‘s watermelon and strawberry salsa gives a sweet alternative to the standard chips and salsa.

FoodieCrush Magazine American Yogini Watermelon Strawberry Vegan Ice Creamphoto > American Yogini

American Yogini‘s dairy free, raw and vegan Watermelon and Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream uses ground cashews to create a milky alternative and a touch of agave nectar to sweeten up the fruit flavor.

Do you have a favorite melon/berry combo recipe from a foodie blogger? Let’s hear about them!

Thanks for reading. If you liked this post, please subscribe to foodiecrush and follow me on twitter.

 

8 comments |

Posted in: recipes,salads and sides,vegetables and fruits

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Mary @ Fit and Fed May 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

The arugula plus watermelon combo is a surprising but good one, first had it in a salad at a friend’s house and now I make it myself. The sweetness of the watermelon takes all the bitter flavor away from the arugula. Will your daughter eat this salad? This is the only way that my teen will happily eat arugula. I hadn’t thought of adding strawberries to the combo, but why not?

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 7 trackbacks }