Thursday, September 8, 2011

Late Summer Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon is not only delicious, but nutritious too. For example, Watermelon has lycopene, which can help reduce the risk of several cancers. The juicy orb also contains tons of potassium,vitamin A, vitamin c, protein, folate, selenium and zinc.

The combination of watermelon and feta cheese is a Greek favorite in summer. It's eaten as a snack or a light meal. This variation includes paper-thin slices of red onion, and a touch of balsamic vinegar to turn this fabulous taste combination into a late summer salad.
3/4 - 1 cup of cold watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled or cubed
1/4 medium red onion, cut in paper-thin slices
1/4 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinaigrette
·        Place the watermelon in a bowl, top with most of the onions, then the feta cheese. Place remaining onions on top. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, and serve.
·        Do not mix or it will break up and turn ugly.
·        This recipe can be made in individual servings or multiplied and served in a large salad bowl.

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