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Watermelon Salad

Photo: Douglas Mirriam
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup salad and about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)
Instead of offering watermelon wedges at your next cookout, branch out with this sweet and savory watermelon salad featuring cubed watermelon, red onion, kalamata olives, mint, and feta cheese. Even with all the added flavorful ingredients, it still weighs in at only 46 calories per 1/2-cup serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 4 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 46
  • caloriesfromfat 47 %
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 5.5 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 136 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine onion and juice in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Add watermelon, olives, parsley, and mint. Cover and chill 1 hour. Sprinkle with cheese.