Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Spinach Salad with Watermelon and Feta

 Kathleen is having a "Summer Whimsy" party at Let's Dish! and Sandi is having a "Savour the Summer" Tea Party at Rose Chintz Cottage and I wanted to use one of my favorite teapots that I recently found in a storage box.   The sweet Joan Walsh Anglund doll that's sitting on a wicker chair, belonged to my daughter when she was a little girl.  My "summer" blocks were a gift from my sister and actually have a watermelon paint design and a tiny watermelon on top.  

 I had to add my favorite lady vase to the setting.  She always stays on my kitchen sink area all year long.  My Mikasa Berry Delight dishes blend with my teapot.

What could be more perfect for my summer theme than a watermelon and feta salad? 
My youngest daughter-in law made a version of this fabulous salad, but she used arugula. I had some spinach at home and decided to use that instead. It's a refreshing  salad for summer and has the coolness and sweetness from the watermelon and a slight bite from the feta. I love this combination and I think you will, too. I hope you try it at your next outing.  You could also add some blueberries and have a red, white and blue salad.  

For the Salad

Spinach or arugula
Watermelon, seeded and cubed
Red onion, sliced
Feta cheese, crumbled

Combine all the salad ingredients in whatever portion you like. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing and toss. Enjoy!


Balsamic dressing

1/2 cup oil (olive oil or canola)
1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar (I used white balsamic this time)
1 T. sugar (I used 2 packets of Splenda)
1/4 t. salt
freshly ground pepper

Combine oil and remaining ingredients in a jar.  Covers tightly & shake.  Pour over enough to coat your salad; save the rest for another time.



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42 comments:

  1. Hi Kitty, What a delicious combination of flavors your salad is and perfect for hot weather! Nothing says summer like watermelon, and I'm anxiously waiting for some local ones. Love your sweet tablesetting! Your watermelon teapot is adorable along with your daughter's doll :)

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  2. I love the red, white and blue salad idea Kitty! Your teapot is cute. We're in the mid-90's here, stay cool:@)

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  3. Perfect! I love the watermelon idea for summer whimsy! I'm busy with jury duty today so I don't know if I'll get home in time to do my table. (Should have done it yesterday but was distracted with a family thing.)

    Anyway, I love your whimsy, and I really love the salad.

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  4. That does sound like a delicious combination of flavors! It is very pretty, too!

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  5. Cute table for one. Love the vase. Sorry, I don't do melon of any kind...I'd be most happy to eat the dressed greens, though!
    Have a wonderful week, Kitty.

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  6. The salad looks yummy! Love the watermelon theme which is perfect for summer!

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  7. This sounds delicious! Your table is so cut, too!

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  8. OMG that teapot is the cutest! The lady vase and the summer cubes add more fun to the setting! The salad sounds good!

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  9. This is the best kind of summer salad. Cute table!

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  10. This salad looks a founds amazing Kitty.
    Love the combination of flavors and textures.

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  11. Sorry for the typo, should say: looks and sounds amazing :)

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  12. Watermelon in a salad? Hmmmm...that sounds very interesting. I like feta, I LOVE spinach, and I've just in the past year started liking watermelon again. What have I got to lose? I'll try it! I like to have nice side salads to start dinner off, and in this hot, humid, icky weather, this sounds like a really good recipe to have on hand. I ALWAYS have feta and spinach in the fridge. We eat spinach like it's going out of style around here!!!

    The blocks are so doggone cute! I'd like to make some of those for summer around here. That's yet another craft project I'm sure I'll never get around to, but the thought is nice just the same!

    Rockin' girl! Simply rockin'!!!

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  13. You certainly are ready for summer with the darling sign! That watermelon teapot is just too cute. I love the lovely pattern of your china and the colors complements the centerpiece. Yummy summer salad, too!
    Have a great week!

    Pam

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  14. Kitty, may I run right over & BORROW every single thing that is on this table??? LOL I'm having 2 quilting friends come this afternoon, for a cuppa tea & a treat & to play on my long arm. This whole scene would be SEW perfect!!
    I have the watermelon already but I sure didn't intend to fancy it up like you did. I may need to make a grocery store run before they get here.
    LOVE the little watermelon teapot, along with the cute blocks & that darling vase...so cute!
    Thanks for the recipe, too.

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  15. Hi Kitty! Your table looks just as delicious as your salad! I am in love with those beautiful dishes, and the watermelon teapot. Everything is just perfect. I really love the combination in your salad and am going to try this right away. It looks so refreshing on a hot summer day! Hugs xo Karen

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  16. Watermelon, feta, spinach ... favorites all! balsamic dressing ... another favorite. love the watermelon teapot. Summer is off and running!

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  17. Kitty, I just love your whimsical tablescape! From the wooden blocks that spell SUMMER to the watermelon teapot to the salad, you've created a feast. Beautiful!

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  18. Your tea pot is so whimsical you hit the challenge perfectly. Need to try that salad.

    Cathy <;)

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  19. I keep meaning to try this salad. Now that summer is here, I've got to give it a try. Thanks for the reminder.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  20. Kitty, the combination of flavors sounds wonderful, and salad is perfect for this beautiful warm weather! Love your watermelon teapot and sweet tablesetting! I happen to have arugula so can make this salad tonight ;-)

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  21. Hi Kitty, this is one of my favorite summer salads. I put strawberries or blueberries in mine when they are available. I cut out the watermelon in heart shapes for a bridal shower once.
    Summer! Yes!

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  22. This sounds so interesting! I have never had a salad with watermelon before. . . Will have to give this one a try for something new and exciting in my food world :)

    Thinking of you, my friend. Sending love and hugs!

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  23. this looks so refreshing and yummy. I love the watermelon teapot. Perfect for summer! Hope you're doing well, Kitty, still praying.

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  24. Kitty, what a charming table....love this kind of combination, so refreashing. Love your little vignette and that watermelon teapot is just as cute as can be. xoxo

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  25. Hi Kitty, another lovely salad to try! I love your recipes! I also enjoy seeing all your sweet table tops and the cute items you use. Hope you have a good weekend!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  26. That is just so cute. Love the blocks, and the tea pot is smiling! I have made this salad, very refreshing!
    Thank you for taking part in the Summer Whimsy Tablescape Challenge!

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  28. Kitty, what a cute watermelon display! I have made a spinach feta salad with strawberries, but never watermelon. Sounds like a fun alternative! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. I love watermelon and like spinach a lot. Whet a perfect combination. I shall have to try it!

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  30. Kitty, your salad looks wonderful and I love your Berry Delight dishes! The teapot is adorable and so perfect for a summertime tea. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. I always appreciate your stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely evening.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  31. You are such a good cook and baker. I wonder if making salad is "cooking". I said that and then thought that sounds funny. We know it isn't baking. This one looks wonderful and I love the Splenda suggestion as well!

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  32. What a fun watermelon theme! I LOVE your cute teapot! What a pretty setting! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  33. Hi Kitty,
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome salad with Full Plate Thursday. I just love the Watermelon and Feta combo, yum! Have a good day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  34. Definitely sounds summery Kitty, I've never had a salad with watermelon in it. Arugula I have a great passion for, especially added to a sandwich. Your teapot is a whimsical addition to your table.

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  35. Kitty--that looks delicious! Watermelon is definitely summery! The teapot is so cute too. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love the idea of blueberries for red, white, and blue.

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  36. Hi Kitty: I am going to make that salad this week. It looks so good. Your watermelon theme is perfect. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  37. Hi Kitty!
    This salad is quite interesting with the watermelon. :) I love a salad with spinach so this should be wonderful. Your idea with the blueberries is a great one, and I believe i will make it for our July 4th Bar-B-Q at the church.
    You always do such a lovely table setting! I would love to sit with you at one of your settings and just have a time of sweet fellowship.
    Thinking of you always.
    Joy in the Lord! Debbie

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  38. Hi Kitty,
    Your salad looks amazing! My good friend made me one for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner and she added glazed pecans and it tasted fabulous! I love your sweet vase and watermelon decor ~ so perfect for summer. I have never seen that Mikasa pattern before. It is so pretty! I have Mikasa April Rose for my good dinner set. They do make gorgeous china! Thank you for
    visiting me! Happy Summer! Karen

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  39. Hope you have greet summer.

    Wow, this is so simple and it is healthy indeed.

    Greetings,
    /CC

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  40. This looks so refreshing! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features later today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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