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Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
The sharpness of pickled onions offers a pleasing contrast to crisp, juicy watermelon and salty, creamy feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 77
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.9 g
  • carbohydrate 9.8 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 152 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Combine balsamic vinegar, oil, and pepper in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add onion mixture, watermelon, and cucumber; toss gently to coat. Arrange watermelon mixture on a platter. Top with cheese, mint, and basil.