Looking for a healthy dish to bring to a barbecue or summer potluck? Try this healthy watermelon feta salad!
By Stephanie Beer
For me, summer is synonymous with two things: water and barbecues. Yet, whenever I head to an outdoor gathering, the healthier options are slim to none, and I find myself craving something cool and crunchy. To help me and my guests cope with the harsh summer temps, I love to serve an easy to throw together watermelon salad whenever I’m hosting a summer meal. This watermelon salad is a real crowd-pleaser and a great way to brighten and lighten up the spread. Enjoy this refreshing salad along with your hot dogs and hamburgers at your next barbecue!
Watermelon Feta Salad
1 bag mixed greens
2 large handfuls arugula
1 cup cubed seedless watermelon
¾ cup chopped cucumber
½ cup pistachio pieces
½ cup crumbled feta (sheep or cow’s milk)
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup avocado or olive oil
1 tbsp. honey
⅛ tsp. pink himalayan or sea salt
dash of black pepper
- Toast pistachios in a toaster oven or skillet until lightly toasted and golden brown.
- Blend all dressing ingredients in an immersion blender or food processor.
- Combine mixed greens and arugula in a large salad bowl.
- Top with feta, cucumber, watermelon and toasted pistachios.
- Store in refrigerator and add dressing to taste once ready to serve.
- Mix salad and enjoy!
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Stephanie is the owner and founder of Steph’s Guide to Good, an online website dedicated to health and wellness. Stephanie is also a certified health coach, helping others meet their goals through one-on-one coaching and group workshops. Stephanie believes that there is no single healthy diet that works for everyone, and that developing good eating habits is a personal journey centered around eating whole and unprocessed foods. Follow along on instagram @stephsguidetogood for healthy and simple recipes, wellness tips, and lifestyle suggestions and visit her website, stephsguidetogood.com, for recipes and more information on health coaching services.