June 29, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Watermelon Feta Salad

The heat of summer sometimes calls for something cool and refreshing. This fresh and tasty dish is exactly that, plus fresh and healthy to boot! Give this fun recipe a go, and share with those you love at your next gathering of friends and family.

Watermelon Feta Salad


2 cups diced seedless watermelon
3 oz crumbled low-fat feta
4 cups baby spinach or arugula
¼ small red onion, sliced
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
¹/8 tsp salt
ground black pepper to taste
garnish with fresh mint (optional)


Combine watermelon, feta, red onion and arugula on plate. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until emulsified. Drizzle dressing over salad.

Serves 4: Nutritional information – per serving

  • 132 calories
  • 9 g fat
  • 346 mg sodium
  • 5 g carbohydrates
  • 2 g protein

Recipes reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — missionweight.org or (828) 213-4100.

Recipes courtesy National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

This recipe was originally in shared in the summer 2018 edition of My Healthy Life, a publication by Mission Health.