This Watermelon, Feta and Olive Salad is the perfect light summer dish. Made with ripe watermelon, salty feta, Greek olives, fresh mint, and zesty lime, this fruity salad is a lovely combination of sweet and savory.

I’m sorry if it’s been a bit quiet around here the past few days. I also apologize that my Meatless Monday post is a whole day late! I have a good excuse, I swear.

Have any of you guys had your wisdom teeth removed? I had mine removed last year. And again yesterday.

As if having your wisdom teeth removed isn’t bad enough, my oral surgeon “forgot a spot” and I had to go back under yesterday morning. The right side of my mouth was bothering me on and off for a little while, and an x-ray revealed that, sure enough, there was a piece of tooth still in there.

How did I get so lucky?

At least my oral surgeon had a sense of humor about it and didn’t charge me for the second go-around. “It happens,” he told me. “It’s like when a contractor misses some drywall, ya know?”

I don’t know, Doc. Pretty sure missing a piece of someone’s tooth is a little different than a piece of a wall.

So, yeah, that’s where I am today. But the good thing is that I can eat all of the mashed potatoes, ice cream, and pancakes I want.

The bad news is that I have not felt good enough to go outside and catch any Pokemon! (Anyone else playing?)

I had this watermelon salad the other day as my “last meal” before surgery. It was so delicious and I can not wait to have it again when I can eat non-mashed foods!

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

Know those summer nights when it’s just way, way too hot to even think about cooking? This watermelon, feta and olive salad makes a perfect light summer meal for those. It’s also a great BBQ or picnic side dish. And paired with some grilled chicken or fresh fish? Perfect.

It’s a breeze to throw together, too. The most work is actually chopping up the watermelon.

Dress this salad right before serving it. There will be a lot of juice on the bottom after dressing this salad, which is normal. The salt and acidity will draw out all of the watermelon’s natural juices. Serve this salad with a slotted spoon to ensure it’s a little less messy!

Not a fan of feta? Goat cheese would be lovely. Don’t care for mint? Swap it for parsley.

Optional but highly encouraged: Serve it with these adorable Kate Spade napkins! (I’ll add a link below.)

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

watermelon, feta and olive salad

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Watermelon, Feta and Olive Salad with Mint
 
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This Watermelon, Feta and Olive Salad is the perfect light summer dish. Made with ripe watermelon, salty feta, Greek olives, fresh mint, and zesty lime, this fruity salad is a lovely combination of sweet and savory.
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Recipe type: side dish, salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup chopped, pitted mixed Greek olives
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Gently toss the cubed watermelon, feta, lime zest, and olives together. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice and olive oil until thick. Season with sea salt and pepper. Dress the salad and gently toss to combine.
  2. Serve with additional fresh mint on top.

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