Watermelon and Feta Summer Salad

The classic pairing of watermelon and feta is elevated with the addition of Golden Quinoa. Tossed in a simple lemon vinaigrette, this fresh and light salad is perfect for summer barbecues and picnics. Try it as a layered salad in mason jars for a great workday lunch.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Tiny Hero┬« Golden Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups loosely packed baby arugula
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Directions

  1. In saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil; add quinoa. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain and let cool completely.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper; add quinoa, arugula, watermelon, cheese, red onions and mint. Toss well.

Tips:

  • If desired, grill watermelon for the salad. Preheat the grill to medium-highheat; grease grate well. Grill watermelon for 1 to 2 minutesper side or until grill-marked.
  • For added tang, toss 1/2 cup pitted black olives or 2 tbsp capers into the salad.