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Summertime Watermelon Salad

A Refreshing, No-Cook Salad for Summertime

Photograph: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering


This is a bright, cool, beautiful salad with fresh flavors that’s easy to throw together and is perfect as a side for your favorite grilled fish or meat. Enjoy!



¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp minced shallots
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil
1 large fennel bulb shaved
3 cups cubed watermelon
1 English cucumber cubed
1 block feta, cut into cubes
1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste



To make the dressing, combine the lime juice, shallots, honey & olive oil.
Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Toss in the fennel fronds.
Set aside.

Slice the fennel bulb in half through the core and use a paring knife to remove the core. Using a mandoline, slice the fennel into very thin pieces. Lightly toss with dressing and set aside.

Individually toss the Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta with the dressing. Season each with S&P to taste.

Arrange the cubes on a platter in a checkerboard style on top of the shaved fennel.