Watermelon, Kale and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Kale and Feta Salad! I’m just living my best life over here and eating this on repeat.

Watermelon, Kale and Feta Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I get it. I get it. Everyone is kinda sorting starting to get pumped for fall and sweater weather and blah blah blah, but I’m a California girl through and through and I’d just prefer summer to last forever. Is that really asking too much? So in honor of my own request, I made Watermelon, Kale and Feta Salad!

If you follow along on snapchat or insta-stories, you know I’ve been loading up on that yellow and red watermelon like it’s my job. I’m eating on average 2 lbs a day and nothing about that is going to change until watermelon goes out of season. I’m obsessed. When I actually get a watermelon to last me more than a few moments and take the time to dice it up, then this Watermelon, Kale and Feta Salad is what’s on the agenda. It’s the perfect end of summer salad. The watermelon and feta make it feel bright and cheerful, and the kale is kinda sorta transitioning it into fall. Add to that my balsamic vinaigrette, plenty of toasted pepitas and you’re ready to go.


Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Gerry Speirs

    In Southern California summer is never over 😉 Here’s to salads like this all year!!

  2. Heather Christo

    I am absolutely obsessed with this. I’m going to make a feta free version tonight and pretend its still Summer!

  3. Monika

    I have never fused these flavors. That is going to change!! This looks delicious.

  4. Lexi @Lexi’scleankitchen

    Love the idea of adding kale and sunflower seeds to this!! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. Luna

    This looks so good! Do you think tofu can replace cheese if I’m preparing a vegan meal? Thank you!

  6. Linda Dellinger

    What type of balsamic for these vinaigrette’s? Some are so thin, and others thicker… I know the difference when you buy a balsamic glaze vs vinegar but I’m curious about those that are just labeled balsamic vinegar. (Ie: costco or TJ) How do you choose, sometimes I feel like mine arent turning out like I think they should.

    • Gaby

      I use the one from Trader joes usually!! The glaze is only for finishing dishes, I never use the glaze in my vinaigrettes.

  7. Monika

    Love, love, love this combination! So fresh and light and flavorful!

    • Gaby

      not great once it’s dressed!! it gets soggy. But if you keep the dressing separate, it will last 2-3 days

  8. Caresse

    Making this today with a mixture of home grown kales! Using the lemon vinaigrette from your book as that’s what I’ve got in the fridge. Can’t wait for dinner tonight, serving with lemony grilled shrimp.

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