I’ve lost count how many times I’ve made this quinoa watermelon salad this summer. I love it as a side dish with dinner, I love it for lunch, I love it for a snack, I love it cold out of the fridge, I love it room temperature. I would eat it in a boat, and I would eat it with a goat. I will eat it in the rain, and in the dark, and on a train.
Couldn’t help that little lapse into Green Eggs and Ham :)
But seriously, go gather up these ingredients while watermelon is abundant. If you’re going to get hooked on something for the rest of summer, this is a pretty healthy vice.
3 c. watermelon, cubed
1/2 feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 c. basil, chopped
1/2 c. sliced almonds
5 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. shallot, minced
1 1/2 tsp. honeyCook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, combine watermelon, feta, basil, and almonds in a large bowl.
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, and honey in a small bowl.
Add quinoa to bowl with watermelon, pour dressing over, and stir to combine. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.
Click HERE for a printable recipe.
pssst…this isn’t the first time I’ve paired watermelon and feta. Check out these party perfect Watermelon & Feta Mini Skewers HERE.