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Summer watermelon salad

Watermelon salad with cheese

Many of us don’t want to turn the oven or stove on in the summer, so quick no-cook meals are a must. This salad takes advantage of peak-season watermelon and cucumber, with a delicious hit of protein in the form of feta or goat cheese. Watermelon salad makes a great side dish with barbecue fare, or can stand on its own as a light lunch or snack. Add cayenne pepper for an extra kick.


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium watermelon, rind removed, cut into cubes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup crumbled feta or goat cheese *if vegan you can substitute for tofu or vegan “goat” cheese 
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together honey, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place watermelon, cucumber, mint, and basil in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing, feta, and cayenne if desired. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables while they’re in season is a great way to boost your fibre intake and enjoy a variety of different flavours in the summer, and all year.

Registered dietitians on the TELUS Health MyCare app can help you incorporate new and different produce into your diet to keep things interesting. Talk to a registered dietitian to get meal planning help and learn nutritious ways to prepare your favourite produce. Book an appointment in the app today to see a dietitian conveniently from your home.1

1. Users must be 16 years or older to access dietitian appointments. Dietitian appointments are available for AB, BC, ON and SK residents. Dietitian appointments require additional payment of $120. Any payments for appointments must be paid using a valid credit card. An in-app receipt will be provided for you to claim for reimbursement if applicable.

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