Lakeland Health Recipes

Watermelon Salad

by Chuck Stark | Jun 29, 2020

watermelon salad WEBJuicy watermelon is high in vitamins A and C and the antioxidant lycopene. The deeper the melon's red hue, the more nutrients it has. Its flavor really pops when paired with tangy feta cheese, a good source of calcium. 


  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 4 cups watermelon chunks
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Arrange spinach on a platter and top
    with the watermelon.
  2. Sprinkle on feta, jalapeno and basil.
  3. Drizzle with the oil, and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Information (4 servings): 186 calories, 10.2 g fat, 13mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 25.8g sugar, 4g protein

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