The first time a friend told me about this salad, my immediate reaction was… well… let’s go with not favorable.  But once I gave it a moment’s thought, I knew I had to try it.  All of the ingredients are things I love, and, while it seemed incongruous at first, I knew this salad would be a new favorite of mine.  It screams, “Summertime!” with sweet watermelon, crisp cucumber, and a zing from red onion.  All of which goes wonderfully with creamy chunks of salty feta cheese.  A simple, tangy dressing of lime juice and honey marries everything together for a delicious, quirky salad perfect for any summer table.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2-3 c. diced watermelon
  • 1/2 to 1 c. cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/4 c. red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 c. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3-4 T. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 T. honey
  • Pinch of salt

As you might have guessed, this is super simple.  Whisk together the lime juice and, honey, and a pinch of salt.  Add the red onion, whisk to coat, and set aside.  Combine all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add the dressing and onions, and toss to combine.  Refrigerate until serving.  Top it with a grilled chicken breast for a complete meal.

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