Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn

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Try this tasty twist on watermelon by pairing it with fresh basil, corn, feta and tomatoes for a crisp, cool salad!

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn – Pair watermelon with fresh basil, corn, feta and tomatoes for a crisp, cool salad! | thecomfortofcooking.com

The dog days of summer are just about over for the rest of the country, but here in Texas it’s still mighty temperate! Actually, let’s just be honest. I won’t be busting out the cozy sweaters ‘til November. It’s gonna be temperate for a WHILE.

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But, alas, there’s watermelon to get me through the sticky hot days! And margaritas. And watermelon margaritas!

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn – Pair watermelon with fresh basil, corn, feta and tomatoes for a crisp, cool salad! | thecomfortofcooking.com

One way I had never thought to use watermelon is in a salad, until I noticed this recipe from Everyday Food. It’s absolutely delish! Slightly sweet, crisp and cool, and totally refreshing piled with tomatoes, fresh corn, crumbly feta cheese and basil leaves. I also served this with a quick red wine vinegar and olive oil vinaigrette, which intensified the flavors even more.

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Serve it by itself, or with a scrumptious plate of grilled chicken for a fast, fresh and delicious summer meal!

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small seedless watermelon sliced
  • 3 large tomatoes sliced
  • 2 ears fresh corn shucked and kernels scraped
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves torn

Instructions

  • Arrange watermelon and tomatoes on a platter. Sprinkle with fresh corn and feta cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle salad with dressing, sprinkle with basil, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. This looks delicious! Very fresh and light for those hot summer days!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful, refreshing summer salad!

  3. Great recipes. I love a watermelon salads they’re light and delicious. I’ve never tried a watermelon Marquita but it will be a nice addition to a hot summers meal. I can’t wait to try it.

  4. You are officially the watermelon queen! Lovely.

  5. Hmm, this sounds tasty and refreshing! Here in california, it`s still super hot!

  6. So summery and fresh!

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