(Recipe) Cucumber-Honeydew Salad with Feta

Here’s a cool, refreshing, yummy salad that’s a great way to make sure that you have the recommended half plate of fruits and vegetables. With 10 servings, it’s perfect for a picnic or a potluck.

Recipe: Cucumber-Honeydew Salad with Feta

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
1 medium honeydew melon (3 1/2-4 pounds), seeded, the fruit cut into bite-size cubes (5 cups)
1 cucumber (12 ounces), not peeled, cubed (2 cups)
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped and rinsed (this makes it less sharp)
3 Tablespoons fresh dill weed, chopped
1 cup of feta cheese (4 ounces), crumbled

Instructions

  1. Make dressing. Put lemon juice in a bowl large enough to hold all ingredients. Slowly drizzle in olive oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until incorporated (this will make it a little creamy). Add honey, salt, pepper, poppy seed, if desired, and pepper.
  2. Add melon, cucumber, onion and dill. Toss well.
  3. Refrigerate up to 8 hours if desired.
  4. Just before serving, top with feta and serve.

Make it even better:

Serve on a bed of watercress, spinach or arugula to ramp up the fiber, vitamin A and calcium content.

Nutritional Information per ¾ Cup Serving

Serving Size: 10 3/4 cup servings

118 calories
9g fat
3 g saturated fat
1 g polyunsaturated fat
5 g monounsaturated fat
13 g cholesterol
11 g carbohydrate
9 g sugar
1 g fiber
2 g protein
202 mg sodium

(If served on 3.5 ounces of arugula, add 25 calories, 1 g fat, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 3 g protein and 27 mg sodium.)

Modified from Better Homes and Gardens recipes

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Rebecca A Larson-Freuck, RD, CD is a registered dietitian with Aurora at Home in Milwaukee, WI.

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