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Melon Salad with Feta Recipe

This Melon Salad with Feta is such a tantalizing variety of textures and flavors. Refreshingly sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy, this salad is perfect for summer!

I’ve partnered with Sprouts on this Melon Salad with Feta. All opinions herein are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep this blog spinning.

Melon Salad two ways

I love how as the temperature begins to rise, so does my sense of smell. In cold months I feel I almost have a mild case of anosmia. But summer’s sizzle brings with it all the smells!

And, boy oh boy, does summer have some ah-mazing smells!

There are grilling smells, and fresh-cut grass smells, and ocean-air smells that are for savoring. In fact, in summer, I use my coffeemaker as my alarm! Because when that coffeemaker is to auto brew, those coffee molecules come bouncing up the stairs right into my room and cajole me out of my slumber.

Of course, summer does have it’s share of not-so-wonderful smells (hello NYC subway stations), but the good ones are the ones that I cannot seem to forget.

Variety of Melons available during Melon Mania At Sprouts

Speaking of smells, this past Saturday, my daughter, and I stopped by Sprouts after a hike through the woods at Little Mulberry Park.

When we walked through the door, my olfactory system was assailed by the delightful smells from the produce section. Even though we were masked up, the sweet, sweet, smells of fresh strawberries and ripe melons pulled us to the back of the store.

Sprouts is my favorite stop for everything from air-chilled chicken to enchilada sauce to fresh and unique produce. And this time, Sprouts did not disappoint!

Fresh Unique melons displayed at Sprouts

Right there in the middle of the vegetables and fruits was a table stacked with 6 different types of melons. Talk about melon mania! There were melons I hadn’t ever tried such as Galia melons, Hami melons, Orange Honeydew melons, and Canary melons along with my favorites: watermelon and cantaloupe.

Of course, I had to grab one of each to bring home to try. I wanted to use them in a recipe and had no clue how or what to pair them with as Galia, Hami, Orange Honeydew, and Canary melons were so unique to me.

Ingredients to make melon salad

After a quick taste test of fresh melon and grilled melon (yes, I grilled a few slices just to see what they would taste like), I decided to whip up an easy salad and add some pieces of fresh melon and grilled melon to it.

This salad is more for inspiration than it is a recipe. It is made up of romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, pecans, olives, feta, arugula micro greens, and pieces of fresh and grilled Galia, Hami, Orange Honeydew, and Canary melons ~ all from Sprouts.

Melon Salad with fresh melon

This salad was such a tantalizing variety of textures and flavors. There was crisp lettuce, slightly tart arugula micro greens, salty olives, creamy feta, sweet figs, and crunchy pecans mixed in with fresh sweet chunks of Galia, Hami, Orange Honeydew and Canary melon and chunks of sweet and salty grilled Hami and Galia melons as well.

I know this might sound a bit odd, but I did not need a dressing on this salad. We had picked up some dressing from Sprouts and my daughter enjoyed a tad bit on her salad.

Melon Salad with grilled melon

Summer is just more refreshing with the sweet smell and taste of melons by your side – right? Not only are the melons at Sprouts juicy and aromatic, they have wonderful health benefits too. Melons are high in vitamin C, potassium, and folate; rich in antioxidants; and they support heart health. You can learn more about the different types of melons Sprouts has at Sprouts Melon Mania!

If you are fortunate to have a Sprouts near you, make sure you head there and check out their delicious line up of more than 10 varieties of unique melons! Maybe you just might have a new favorite variety of melon after tasting them all.

Melon Salad with grilled melon

Melon Salad with Feta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Melon Salad with Feta is such a tantalizing variety of textures and flavors. Refreshingly sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy, this salad is perfect for summer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg butter lettuce
  • 1 pkg hearts of romaine
  • 1 cup chopped melon(s) – I used a chopped up some Galia, Hami, Canary, and Orange Honeydew melons for this salad.
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup black olives sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced figs
  • Dressing of your choice
  • Micro greens to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add Butter lettuce and Romaine lettuce to a bowl.
  2. Then add in the pecans, black olives, melons, and figs and toss well.
    *You can use fresh melons for this recipe, or you can grill the melons and then use the grilled melon in this salad after the pieces cool down, so they don’t wilt the lettuce. To Grill The Melons, chop into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Then, place in heated grill and grill on one side for about 4 minutes, then flip and grill 4 more.
  3. Serve onto plates, drizzle with feta.
  4. Garnish with micro greens (optional)
  5. Enjoy with your favorite salad dressing or enjoy as is.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 321Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 10mgSodium 310mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 11gSugar 38gProtein 9g

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Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Friday 12th of June 2020

What a fresh and flavourful salad, Shashi! And, lucky me, I just made a grocery run yesterday and happen to have everything to make this beauty! I can just imagine the lovely pairing of salty feta with fresh melon and sweet fig. Such a fabulous summer salad! Happy Friday, my friend! Have a great weekend! XO

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

I can never say "no" to figs! Fantastic salad ingredient. As is feta. Great combo of flavors and textures here -- thanks.

Jen

Monday 8th of June 2020

My husband mans the grill and I add the other dishes. It's a perfect combination for our dinners all summer long. Love that this dish is so easy to get together but offers so much flavor. The feta cheese was the perfect addition!

Jen

Monday 8th of June 2020

Perfect combination of fresh, sweet, and salty. Great recipe.