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Watermelon and Fennel Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Don’t tell—adding fruit to salads is how to convince kids to eat them. Cool and crisp, this is the perfect salad for summer. Tangy feta and the clean flavors of mint and lime balance the sweet watermelon. A delicious alternative to traditional lemon versions, the vinaigrette would be yummy with grilled shrimp or chicken, too.


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallots
  • 3 1/4 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 88
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.9 g
  • carbohydrate 10.2 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 159 mg
  • calcium 60 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Stir in shallots. Combine fennel and watermelon in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over watermelon mixture; toss gently. Sprinkle with mint and cheese.

  2. Kids Can Help: Using a plastic or child-safe knife, kids can cube the watermelon. They can also make the vinaigrette.

Cook's Notes

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