Michael Symon's Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon--as evidenced by its name--has a very high water content, which makes it great for detoxing your system. All you need is one cup of watermelon a day in order to start burning fat and keep your bloating at bay. 


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz red seedless watermelon, cut in to 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled greek feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts
  • 2 tbsp toasted sliced almonds


In a mixing bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, garlic, shallot, mint, and olive oil. Season with salt and give it a taste.

Add the watermelon to the vinaigrette and toss to evenly coat. Gently fold in the feta and scallions then serve, sprinkling the toasted almonds over the top.

Serves 6.