Summer Fig and Watermelon Salad with Feta

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Summer Fig and Watermelon Salad with FetaRecipe

Photo: James Ransom; Styling: Claire Spollen

Balsamic glaze is a syrup of concentrated, cooked-down, sweetened balsamic vinegar; it adds a sweet and tangy element to this refreshing salad. Look for it near the vinegar.

Serves 4


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2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
2 large fresh Calimyrna or other green-skinned figs, stemmed
2 large fresh Brown Turkey, Black Mission, or Striped Tiger figs, stemmed
1 ounce crumbled feta cheese (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

1. Arrange watermelon on a serving platter; top evenly with onion.

2. Halve figs lengthwise; arrange figs on platter; sprinkle with cheese.

3. Combine oil, juice, and honey, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad; sprinkle with mint and basil. Drizzle balsamic glaze over salad; sprinkle evenly with salt and black pepper.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 147
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Calcium 80 mg