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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Watermelon Feta Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

Looking for a super fast, super delish summer salad? This is it!  It isn't new and I
didn't originally create it, but I do put my own spin on it with the addition of the mint and extra pepper.

One of the keys to this salad is to spend the money on a REALLY GOOD  block of feta cheese. It will make a difference.

Fresh, sweet, creamy, crunchy and a good dash of spice - this is your new go to salad!

Happy Healthy Tip: Watermelon is like a tomato in that it's loaded with lycopene, which has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits!

Watermelon Feta Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

medium-sized,seedless watermelon
1/2 lb feta cheese
2 cups arugula
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbls lime juice
1 tbls  champagne vinegar
1 shallot
1 serrano chili
1/2 tbls fresh thyme
1/2 tbls fresh mint
Coarse salt

Whisk together: 
olive oil, lime, vinegar, shallots and peppers

watermelon and feta into large cubes

 layer the arugula, watermelon and feta. Drizzle the dressing over each layer

Tear fresh mint and thyme over the top

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