This watermelon and cucumber salad is combined with diced feta cheese, crunchy onion, and mint, all tossed in an easy red wine vinaigrette. A simple yet unusual summer salad.

Watermelon-cucumber salad is one of those flavor combinations that sound odd but just works so well together.

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A watermelon salad wasn’t something I ever thought I would make. I just usually like my watermelon plain without any additions such as vegetables or cheese. But after playing around with some ingredients, this salad came to be. I definitely enjoyed this combo more than I imagined, and my kids also liked it. Watermelon salad is one of those salads that you have got to try before saying no to because the flavors work so well together. This watermelon salad will go great with protein. 

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Keeping Watermelon and Cucumber Salad Fresh

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad is a refreshing summer combo. You could make it an hour or two ahead of time, but it’s really better fresh. Add in some mint, red onion, cheese and toss with a simple vinaigrette. It’s the perfect summer side dish to go along with a hamburger, chicken or even steak!

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What is the difference between sheep cheese vs cow cheese

Easier to Digest

The fat globules in goat and sheep’s milk are smaller than the ones in cow’s milk, making it easier for humans to digest. Also, the amount of lactose sugars in goat’s milk is lower and makes it easier to digest.

Goat and Sheep Cheese Benefits

Even though it is higher in fat than cow’s milk, it’s a better option. It’s a better kind of fat. One of the main reasons we are told to drink milk as a kid was for calcium. Goat milk has a higher amount of calcium than cow’s milk and also has a higher amount of zinc. Sheep’s milk has a higher amount of vitamins B12, folate, magnesium, and vitamin C than cow’s milk. Many of the nutrients goat and sheep milk provide are more bioavailable,  like calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, which means they’re easier for your body to absorb and use.

 

 

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, salad dressing
Keyword: appetizer, summer salad, watermelon salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium watermelon cubed
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 cucumber peeled and quartered
  • 6 oz sheep cheese cubed

Vinaigrette

  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp oregano dried
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients and toss with salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1834IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 1mg

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