From Vancouver Island’s Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, this watermelon summer salad with a lime and honey dressing is quick to prepare and great for BBQ parties. Impress your guests with this unique twist on the classic watermelon salad!
1 cup watermelon, large dice
1/2 cup cucumber, medium dice
1/2 avocado, medium dice
1/2 red onion, julienne
1/4 cup feta
1 sprig of fresh mint, leaves torn roughly
black pepper to taste
- Peel and halve red onion, slicing it into fine half-moons. Place it in a small bowl to steep with the lime juice.
- Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon, and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Cut feta into similar pieces, and put them in a large bowl. Don’t chop the parsley, instead tear off sprigs and add them to the bowl along with the chopped mint.
- Add the onions and juice into the bowl along with the oil and olives. Toss the salad gently so that the feta and watermelon don’t lose their shape.
- Add black pepper to taste.
Lime & Honey Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
I garlic clove, minced
1 shallot, minced
salt & pepper
Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, season with salt & pepper, shake until well combined then gently toss with salad ingredients. Marinate for 15 minutes and SERVE!
~ Compliments of Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC