The FastBeach Diet Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Feta and Black Pepper

Mimi Spencer is a journalist and author. A feature writer and columnist for newspapers and magazines, she is the co-author of The FastDiet and the author of 101 Things to Do Before You Diet.

salad with watermelon and feta cheeseA surprisingly delicious combination from The FastBeach Diet. Make it before summer’s favorite fruit disappears.

214 calories per portion
Serves 4

And now for something completely different… We all know how to throw together a salad, but sometimes unusual ingredients can make a fine marriage. This quick combo uses watermelon, which is full of vitamins and, despite its sweetness, has a low GL thanks to its high water content. With feta and fresh pepper, the salad is a real summer sensation. Try it and see.

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by Mimi Spencer

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For the dressing
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon good olive oil

For the salad
2 pounds watermelon, cubed
7 ounces low-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1 red onion, thinly sliced
Handful fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Sea salt

Combine dressing ingredients. Assemble salad, toss with dressing, and serve.

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