Mediterranean watermelon salad with a light balsamic dressing tossed through a bed of greens, and then topped with tangy feta, chopped Kalamata olives, and mouthwatering sweet watermelon chunks!
Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
I have a little powerhouse salad going on here!
The watermelon is low in calories and is a good source of Vitamin C. Plus, my greens are a mix of spinach, arugula and kale, an excellent source of antioxidants.
Perfect way to fuel up after a yoga class! I have survived over a month of Bikram Yoga, which is yoga in a heated room. I’m struggling, though.
It’s really a challenge swapping my routine from building up muscle from running to a completely new way of focusing on proper poses and stretching.
Hydrating Watermelon Salad
If you don’t know about the practice, it’s a 90 minute sequence of 26 posture and breathing exercises all done in a heated room.
It’s like going to a sauna without the fancy spa and robe aspect that you might associate saunas with 😉
My first few classes were brutal. I felt nauseated, light headed, and REALLY clumsy.
I’m completely out of my comfort zone!
Even though I have to stop and rest my rapid heartbeat throughout the class, and sometimes leave the room for cool air.
I do love training my body to absorb a new challenge.
Nutrients In Watermelon
I have never sweated so much in my life, though! Really, I’m not exaggerating, either.
I start to perspire right away with droplets of sweat falling off my arms, legs, face and anywhere there is a little skin exposed.
Well, that makes sense since my body is trying to cool down from being in a heated room!
Eating this Mediterranean Watermelon salad is a tasty way to get some healthy nutrients back in in my body.
Watermelon is made up of about 90% water. It’s light and refreshing and the flavors burst in your mouth from sweet to salty flavors.
More Salad Recipes
If you love salads as much as I do, then You will want to give these recipes a try too:
- Grilled Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad – Quick meal with a homemade dressing that also marinates the chicken.
- Classic Waldorf Salad – Juicy bite size chunks of fruit in a creamy dressing over bib salad.
- Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad – Fresh strawberries and sliced avocados with chicken over greens and tossed with a poppyseed dressing.
- 6 cups mixed salad greens, bite size
- 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
- 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped and divided
- Basil for garnish
- Balsamic glaze for garnish
- 1/4 -1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
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Enjoy this salad as a main dish or a side to your favorite meal.