Cucumbers add a welcome crunch to this refreshing summer salad of cubed watermelon, fresh herbs, and crumbled feta cheese. You can replace the fresh mint with basil if you prefer, or use a combination of both herbs. A personal-sized seedless watermelon is just the right size for this salad, but you can also use pre-cut melon or a portion of a larger watermelon. Be sure to dress the salad right before serving it to prevent the melon and cucumbers from watering down the vinaigrette

Robby Melvin
This Story Originally Appeared On southernliving.com

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Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Toni Brogan

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine watermelon, cucumber, and feta in a large bowl; set aside.

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  • Combine vinegar, shallot, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil, and whisk until emulsified. Toss watermelon mixture with 1/2 cup of the dressing. Transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with mint leaves before serving.

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