Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
20 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
6 servings
Serving Size
1/6 recipe

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup very thinly sliced red onion

¾ cup water

½ cup quinoa

4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

¼ cup chopped fresh basil or mint

  1. In a small, non-reactive bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, citrus juice, and salt. Add thinly sliced red onions and chill. 
  2. Bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil, then add quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer until grains are soft, about 12 minutes. Drain off hot water, rinse in cool water and drain thoroughly. Place in a large bowl or spread onto a sheet tray and allow to cool and dry thoroughly. 
  3. To serve, toss watermelon with red onions and dressing. Gently stir in cooked quinoa and top with feta and herbs. 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bob’s Red Mill


Calories: 180
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 310mg
Carbohydrate: 22g
Total Sugar: 11g
Added Sugar: 3g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 5g

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe

How'd it Taste?

Mary Cunningham
**** This sounds delicious, but can't try it because the instructions say to add chili, but there is no chili in the ingredient list.
Hi Mary -- We're glad you're excited to give this recipe a try! There isn't any chili in this recipe. The instructions simply suggest that after you've added the red onions, you put the salad in the fridge to chill. I suspect that's where the confusion came from. Hope that helps!
Ashley L Stevens
Refreshingly delicious! Didn't make a weird taste out of the watermelon but added protein and a yummy contrast
Dorothy Brewer
This salad is a delicious and refreshing summer dish.

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