This surprising blend of sweet, salty, and tangy is a hit at picnics and potlucks!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the vinegar and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Stir the garlic, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Slowly stream the olive oil into the dressing while whisking vigorously. Place the dressing in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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  • Combine the watermelon, feta cheese, and red onion in a large bowl; toss lightly to mix. Season with the coarsely ground black pepper. Pour about half the dressing over the salad; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate the salad at least 30 minutes. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 32.5g 50% DV; cholesterol 22.3mg 7% DV; sodium 506.1mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
Such a tasty salad I love this one! I halved this recipe because I was the only one eating it and I truly wish I didn't. That's ok I have more ingredients to make more. I followed this as written and it is so very different I never had a salad similar to this even though I love feta. Letting this sit for 30 mins does wonders the flavors blend beautifully. I can't wait to make this throughout the summer with fresh locally grown melons. It's perfect to me as written and this would compliment so many grilled summer foods. I made sure I had watermelon feta and onion in every bite this is great. The mustard also adds a wonderful touch to the dressing. I will make this salad often and can't wait to try it out on others! Thanks Evin for sharing this one this is a keeper for sure:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2009
This was surprisingly good but the feta kind of overwhelmed the dish. I will try it again but cut the cheese down. I am glad I read the reviews because I used less of the dressing and it was fine. Really don't think I would of like it with all the dressing. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
Such a tasty salad I love this one! I halved this recipe because I was the only one eating it and I truly wish I didn't. That's ok I have more ingredients to make more. I followed this as written and it is so very different I never had a salad similar to this even though I love feta. Letting this sit for 30 mins does wonders the flavors blend beautifully. I can't wait to make this throughout the summer with fresh locally grown melons. It's perfect to me as written and this would compliment so many grilled summer foods. I made sure I had watermelon feta and onion in every bite this is great. The mustard also adds a wonderful touch to the dressing. I will make this salad often and can't wait to try it out on others! Thanks Evin for sharing this one this is a keeper for sure:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
Used half the dressing and half the feta. I thought it was great! I used a very sweet watermelon and I think this would work better with a less sweet one so I'll save this to use again when I have a mediocre watermelon. Great combination of salty and sweet. I don't think this one would work for everybody but it definitely works for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
A very easy and refreshing salad! I have never tried a combo like this before but love all the ingredients in this recipe so I thought why not? I followed the directions to a T. I only used about half of the dressing total. I loved the salad and so did my 8 yo son. I loved the fact that it did not make a huge amount. Leftovers probably would not keep well. The jury is still out with my hubby but he ate a nice size portion so I think that is a good sign. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
An excellent summer time salad! I have made this several times and it's always a big hit. I add toasted pine nuts to mine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
I really enjoyed this! I only used about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the dressing that I made and am saving it to use elsewhere. Even my husband who really does not like when I cook with feta cheese had to admit that he liked it. Teenage daughter not so fond of it but I'd say it's for more mature tastebuds. Also found that it was ok as leftover too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
When I used cantaloupe I wanted to give it 5 stars! The watermelon just made it a little too soupy but I do love the mix of flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
This is surprisingly tasty. I think other melon types would work as well Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
This was a really interesting blend of flavors. It isn't the prettiest looking salad but great taste. We didn't use all of the dressing either like another reviewer and agree it really wouldn't work leftover. We'll do it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2009
This was surprisingly good but the feta kind of overwhelmed the dish. I will try it again but cut the cheese down. I am glad I read the reviews because I used less of the dressing and it was fine. Really don't think I would of like it with all the dressing. Read More
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