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Sweet and Light Watermelon Salad

Sweet and light watermelon salad with mint, onions, olives and crumbled feta cheese

Instead of offering the traditional watermelon wedges at your next celebration, branch out with this sweet and light watermelon salad featuring cubed watermelon, red onion, kalamata olives, mint and feta cheese. Even with all the added flavorful ingredients, it still weighs in at only 46 calories per 1/2-cup serving.

Sweet and light watermelon salad

Yields: 12 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup salad and about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

Adapted from: Cooking Light (June 2008)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 4 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation

Combine onion and juice in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Add watermelon, olives, parsley and mint. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Sprinkle with cheese.

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