Recipe: Melon, Berry and Feta Salad


June 7, 2016

This recipe is the perfect summer salad to serve alongside grilled chicken tonight.


Melon, Berry and Feta Salad

You can adjust this healthy salad to your tastes or base it on what looks best at the market. Try swapping in different melons and cheeses and even herbs — for example, mint!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon minced preserved lemon peel or lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 green melon (about 1 1/4 pounds) — halved, cut into wedges, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 orange or yellow melon (about 1 1/4 pounds) — halved, cut into wedges, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup blackberries
2 ounces feta cheese, cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons snipped chives

  1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, preserved lemon and crushed red pepper; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange the melon slices and blackberries on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over the fruit. Garnish the salad with the feta and snipped chives and serve.

Nutritional Information:

Serves: 6. Calories: 144. Fat: 7 grams. Saturated fat: 2 grams. Carbohydrates: 19 grams. Sugar: 16 grams. Sodium: 570 miligrams. Fiber: 3 grams. Protein: 3 grams. Cholesterol: 8 milligrams.

Source: Food & Wine


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