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Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

This refreshing & delicious spinach salad with watermelon and feta is loaded with great flavors and textures. A perfect salad for hot summer days!

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

My husband and I recently had dinner out while camping and enjoyed a tasty pizza & spinach salad with watermelon and feta. We both thought the salty feta cheese paired nicely with the sweet watermelon, crunchy pine nuts, and tangy white balsamic vinaigrette. I recreated the salad for a recent lunch on a super hot day and we thought it was filling and delicious without being heavy. This is really a terrific summer salad, especially on hot days.

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

How to Make a Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Make the white balsamic vinaigrette by combining olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper in a small jar; seal with a lid and shake until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors time to mingle. Side Note: We enjoy a very tangy vinaigrette. If you don’t, use less vinegar, to taste. 

Make the salad by placing the spinach, watermelon, red onion, and toasted pine nuts in a large bowl.

Drizzle with some well-shaken vinaigrette, to taste; toss to coat evenly. Top with feta cheese and season with a bit more sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Inspired by Mt. Hood Brewing Co.

Equipment

Ingredients

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tbsp good olive oil **Vegetable oil will work too
  • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar **Use less vinegar if you don't want it very tangy
  • Pinch of white sugar, to taste **Honey will also work well
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • cups watermelon, cut into bite-size cubes **Use a seedless watermelon
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thinly **Soak slices in ice water for 10 minutes if the flavor is too strong
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Feta cheese crumbles, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Make the white balsamic vinaigrette by combining olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper in a small jar; seal with a lid and shake until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors time to mingle. Side Note: We enjoy a very tangy vinaigrette. If you don't, use less vinegar, to taste. 
  • Make the salad by placing the spinach, watermelon, red onion, and toasted pine nuts in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with some well-shaken vinaigrette, to taste; toss to coat evenly.
  • Top with feta cheese and season with a bit more sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy. 
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  1. When I read the title, my reaction was “huh” then after reading the recipe and thinking more about it, I realized I like all of those ingredients, they could work well together, and we should give it a try. I keep seeing the weather reports for you including the large number of folks w/o AC and I can’t imagine living with that situation. You are hotter than us.

  2. We had it tonight for supper and the consensus was “unusual ingredients but very good” and as you said, really refreshing.