Watermelon Salad Happy 4th of July

by Renee on July 4, 2012 · 2 comments

in Food, life, Uncategorized

I love the 4th of July!


Today was a FULL rest day.  No workouts at all unless you count swimming in the pool for a few hours with my little man.

After finishing up some errands this morning I was running short on time to prepare a salad for our party.  I thought about making a simple fruit salad but I’m happy instead I tried out this watermelon tomato summer salad.

Pinterest my guilty pleasure is full of amazing looking summer salad ideas. As I browsed through I cam across this really pretty looking salad made with yellow grape tomatoes. Do you follow me on pinterest? You can by clicking here.

I like to base my food ideas on prettiness. I’m sure that’s some sort of vanity but no matter how delicious something tastes I want it to look pleasing first. Sorry stews while you may taste amazing, you’re not much to look at.

This recipe meets both my criteria for an awesome summer salad. It’s pretty and it tastes great.

Watermelon Salad:


– 2 cups cubed Watermelon

– 1/2 cup halved yellow cherry tomatoes

– 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

– 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

– 5-6 mint leaves chopped

– 5-6 basil leaves chopped

– 1/2 of a small red onion sliced thin

– 1/2 cup Feta Cheese


– In a large bowl mix watermelon, onions & tomatoes.

– In a second small  bowl whisk oil and herbs.

– Add the oil mixture to the Watermelon mix.

– Stir  in Feta Cheese.

– Chill then serve.

The rest of our day went something like this:

A friend of the family is from Greece and she made all of this AMAZING Greek food for the celebration.  I’m used to hot dogs and hamburgers for the 4th, I didn’t even miss them today.

Her food was like taking a trip to a Greek island.  Homemade Tzatziki Sauce, Hummus and Falafel…YUM. We were all spoiled rotten by her cooking. Greek food was perfect for the day…. light refreshing and pickable. 😉

The spread

My husband and I enjoying the day.

And last but not least half moon cookies!

A perfect birthday for America if I say so myself :)

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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1 joyfitnessandstyle July 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Looks like such a fun day! Nice!!


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