Watermelon and Fennel Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Photo: Oxmoor House
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.

Yield:

Serves 8 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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

Ingredients

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)

Preparation

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.

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

Note:

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Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food

September 2012