This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing salad. Go ahead and try it - be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 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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  • Place the onion slices in a small bowl with the lime juice. The acid of the lime will mellow the flavor of the raw onion. Let stand for 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon cubes, feta cheese, black olives, onions with the lime juice, and mint. Drizzle olive oil over it all, and toss to blend. Dig in and be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 315mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2005
This is absolutely delicious! I used kalamata olives which were great. I also soaked the onions for about 30 minutes--I don't normally like raw onions but they were great. And the mint is critical--I considered leaving it out but ended up making a special trip to the store to get it and I'm glad I did because it made all the difference. Try this!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2011
Followed the recipe largely as is except that I used less mint than listed. This was pretty good the first night -- unusual but surprisingly tasty. It didn't really keep so well for the second night though. So don't plan to make enough for more than one night. Read More
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123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2005
This is absolutely delicious! I used kalamata olives which were great. I also soaked the onions for about 30 minutes--I don't normally like raw onions but they were great. And the mint is critical--I considered leaving it out but ended up making a special trip to the store to get it and I'm glad I did because it made all the difference. Try this!! Read More
(101)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2005
This was wonderfull and gorgeous! Odd but terrific! I used kalamata olives sprinkled a little bit of balsamic vinegar over it...just a smidge and used cilantro instead of mint (I just don't like mint unless in't in a julep). I know this will be a hard sell at my nexy party but I will make people taste it and I know they will be floored by the flavours. It's a sweet salty tangy sensation. The perfect PMS salad! It fulfills all flavor craving at once! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2005
We were served a salad similar to this at a dinner party my friend gave. I saw it and thought "How strange!" Then after trying it I thought it was aweome. Fresh salty sweet and tangy all at once. I wanted to reproduce the salad found this recipie and it's very close! The only alteration I made was to cut back on the amount of mint. I used 1/4 c. flat leaf parsley and about 10 mint leaves. Many guests have been surprised and delighted by this salad at our summer dinner table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
Oh my! What a great combination. I did use Kalamata olives which I am glad I did and substituted FRESH basil (since we preferred basil to Mint ) instead of mint and this was a winner! A real surprise! I was leary of trying it but what the heck! I have made this salad several times and we prefer the changes of basil and Kalamata Olives to give it an even more special flavor. Wonderfull salad. I have lots of favorites on Allrecipes but this maybe close to the top! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2006
This tasted as good as it looked! I didn't have fresh mint on hand so I used some dried spearmint and that gave it a spiffy cool note. My husband really liked it too even the olives (which he never eats)...one caveat though if you use kalamata olives try to get ones that are packed with very little oil (brine is best) as the one's I had on hand were packed with vinegar and oil and made the salad a little oily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
Followed the recipe exactly and two of us devoured every bit of this salad as a sidedish for dinner and as leftovers for lunch the next day. Perfect for hot weather and I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2005
I havn't made this recipe exactly but this is what we would have for dinner on a hot and muggy evening. This is a typical middle eastern thing. However we don't serve it as a salad with dressing. Just cut up some watermelon and have some good feta cheese and some good black olives on the side. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
I just had myself a fabulous summer lunch! I made this salad and sat down with a glass of wine - DELICIOUS! They're right... the flavours of the ingredients combine beautifully to make a wonderful taste sensation. (I didn't have fresh mint so I used a little dried mint) I will buy some fresh mint and I am making this for my dinner guests next week. I will FORCE them to try it!;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2005
Give it a go and suprise everyone with this strange but tasty combination! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2011
Followed the recipe largely as is except that I used less mint than listed. This was pretty good the first night -- unusual but surprisingly tasty. It didn't really keep so well for the second night though. So don't plan to make enough for more than one night. Read More
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