Sweet. Spicy. Summer. A recipe that is all that and a refreshing cool combination of flavors.
Did you read the title of this article, see that the first line included the word “spicy” and thought “spicy watermelon? no thank you”? Well, don’t go anywhere just yet! (Afterall, there is a Mezzetta Bold, Bright, Summer Giveaway included with this recipe.)
Recently my Pinterest wall has been filled with Watermelon Salad Recipes ranging from those with Mint and Spinach to those with Green Chilies and Jalapeños. My first, second and even third thoughts were all “no thank you”.
I love Watermelon just the way it is. But I also love Feta Cheese. And I love mild Jalapeños (especially Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeño Peppers). So I caved and read through some of those Pinterest recipes. There were several that included too many flavors for me to open my mind to, however, amongst each one there would be an ingredient or two that I thought, “maybe”.
After a few trial combinations of all the “maybe” ingredients I found flavors that changed my mind about eating Watermelon solo. Just five ingredients made their way into my sweet, spicy and refreshing Watermelon Summer Salad.
Watermelon Summer Salad
Made With Mezzetta Jalapeño Peppers
Seedless Watermelon, 6 Cups Cubed
1/2 Cup Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers, Chopped
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Orange Juice
Cube Watermelon (a small sized Watermelon will easily give you the 6 cups you’ll need), chop Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers and chop Cilantro.
Add Watermelon, Jalapeños, Feta Cheese and Cilantro to a medium size bowl then cut the Orange in half and squeeze about a tablespoon of fresh Orange juice over the first four ingredients.
Gently stir the Watermelon Summer Salad until all five ingredients are well combined. Chill before serving; keep salad refrigerated in an airtight container. Enjoy!!
If you’d like a tasty dip to go along with your grilled entree and Watermelon Summer Salad, try my Creamy Roasted Pepper Dip made with Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Roasted Red Bell Peppers. Mezzetta Peppers are the #1 jarred peppers in the U.S. and my two favorites will prove to you why they’re #1.
Watermelon Summer Salad And Mezzetta Giveaway
Grand Prize (1): Weber® Spirit® E-310™ gas grill (ARV $499.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)
Runner-ups (10): Weber® ORIGINAL KETTLE® 18” charcoal grill (ARV $79.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)