This heavenly salad is a revamp of an oldie but goodie that I posted back in 2011! Watermelon Feta Salad <–whoa, check out the difference in photography! I have learned a lot, and have gotten a whole lot better. There is still so much to learn though, and I am so happy you’re here for the ride!
I’ve really updated this salad to incorporate some more textures and flavors. The quinoa gives you some protein, while making the salad more hearty – enough to eat on its own. Sweet cantaloupe and watermelon have a nice contrast with the salty feta cheese and the grilled peppers add a nice, charred depth of flavor. I especially love the fresh watercress here. Not only does it look beautiful, but the peppery bite gives a new meaning to “Salt (feta) and pepper (watercress)”
I dressed the salad in a white balsamic dressing which really rounds out the salad nicely. I used a melon baller to make the fruit look pretty! (If you click the link and decide to purchase from my link, I receive a small percentage of the sale)
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot is coming up soon, so if you celebrate and are looking for a change in your dairy go-to, look no further.