Salty and sweet, this watermelon chicken salad it's a perfect way to enjoy a light lunch that's packed with protein and vitamin C.
Beat the heat this summer with a light and juicy salad featuring watermelon as the main ingredient.
My father-in-law always enjoyed his watermelon with a sprinkle of salt. I never quite understood how that could taste good until I discovered the delicious combination of watermelon and feta cheese.
The two ingredients are delicious together but even better nestled on a bed of spring greens and topped with juicy grilled chicken and crunchy pine nuts.
My family is trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our daily lives. With summer arriving, watermelon is easy to find at the grocery store and the price is right.
Now don't get me wrong, we eat a lot of watermelon just the way it is all summer long. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this sweet fruit is from the rind but I also like to blend it and use it in my favorite drinks. Be sure to check out my refreshing watermelon lemonade slushies for an irresistible summer beverage.
Watermelon also serves as a wonderful ingredient paired with prosciutto for an easy to make appetizer that will have your guests asking for the recipe.
Getting back to the salad, the sweetness from the watermelon paired with the salty, creamy taste of the feta cheese is a taste you shouldn't knock until you've tried it.
I've been getting into the habit of grilling more chicken than I need so I have it throughout the week to toss onto a salad just like this one. The added protein fills you up and makes for a complete meal. Perfect for lunch on hot and sunny summer afternoon.
What are your favorite ways to eat watermelon?
Watermelon Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta
Serves 2. Prep time: 15 minutes.
- 4 ounces baby spring greens
- 1 cup watermelon
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 cup grilled chicken, chopped or shredded
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 large mint leaves, minced
- Fresh cracked pepper
Place the greens in two salad bowls. Top each bowl equally with watermelon, pine nuts, feta cheese and grilled chicken.
To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the lime juice, honey, olive oil, garlic, fresh black pepper and mint leaves. Drizzle over the salads and serve.