Summer and watermelon are BFFs. You can’t have one without the other. I decided it was time for watermelon and summer to add a few more friends to the mix…feta, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and spinach. If watermelon and summer could talk, they would be thanking me for broadening their social circle, because this salad is amazing. The sweetness of the watermelon combined with the saltiness of the feta and the tang of balsamic vinegar is heaven. Although the recipe is simple, the flavors are complex. There is something in it for everyone.
Another reason I love this salad is for how versatile it is. Swap spinach for arugula, micro greens or kale. Fancy up the dressing by making a vinaigrette, add red onion or shrimp… do whatever your little heart desires, and the outcome will still be mouth watering delicious.
INGREDIENT SPOT LIGHT
No matter how you slice it, watermelon’s health benefits are incredible. It goes well beyond being super hydrating. Watermelon is high in B vitamins, which helps with energy production, the vision protecting vitamin A, immune boosting vitamin C and a valuable source of lycopene, an antioxidant known to reduce the risk of breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer. Watermelon packs a lot of punch for being 92 % water.
Go ahead and beat the heat with a big piece of watermelon. Your body will thank you.