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How to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad

How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad - watermelon chunks with sliced cucumbers, diced avocado, with lime juice, feta and mint leaves.

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This watermelon salad is Kate Middleton’s favorite and is so refreshing for the hot summer months.

Last summer I discovered what is apparently Kate Middleton’s favorite watermelon salad and omg I couldn’t stop eating it!  Watermelon is my absolute favorite fruit. In fact, when I was pregnant with both boys, I craved it and would go through a watermelon a day. So when I saw this watermelon salad with fresh cucumbers and feta I knew I had to try it.  I dream about it all year when I can make it for summer and you will too! Scroll down for how to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad.

Why you will love this watermelon salad

Not only are watermelon and cucumber both really refreshing and pack a satisfying crunch, but they are low calorie, super hydrating foods for the summer months. Paired with salty feta cheese, this salad is the perfect combo of sweet and savory! And then rounded out with some creamy avocado for some healthy fats.

And if you love watermelon as much as I do, check out this spicy watermelon margarita!

 

I tried Kate Middleton's watermelon salad - girl eating watermelon salad with cucumber, feta, and fresh mint.

 

How to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

Directions:

1.) In a large bowl, add the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumbers, avocado, feta and chopped mint.

2.) Drizzle with the juice of a fresh lime, apple cider vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt then toss until evenly coated.

Enjoy!!!

Kate Middleton's watermelon salad - chunks of watermelon with cucumber, feta, mint leaves, and lime juice is a refreshing low calorie salad for summer

 

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How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon salad - watermelon, cucumber, feta and avocado

How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad - watermelon chunks with sliced cucumbers, diced avocado, with lime juice, feta and mint leaves.

Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad

This watermelon salad is apparently Kate Middleton's favorite. Cool and refreshing watermelon and cucumber make this a super hydrating salad for summer. Paired with salty feta and creamy avocado this watermelon salad is both sweet and savory and will become your newest favorite healthy dish.
5 from 2 votes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumbers, avocado, feta and chopped mint.
  • Drizzle with the juice of a fresh lime, apple cider vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt then toss until evenly coated. Enjoy!
Keyword healthy recipes, salad, summer dish
6 In home/ home decor

How to easily create a patriotic front porch

How to easily create a patriotic front porch - boxwood wreath with red, white and blue ribbon, planter boxes with faux hydrangea and flag.

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Sharing some easy patriotic front porch ideas to spruce up your porch for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day!

Welcome to our front porch, summer edition! With the summer holidays approaching, I wanted to add a touch of red, white and blue to our front porch. But I didn’t want to spend a fortune. I’m showing you how to easily create a patriotic front porch using some things you may already have on hand and just adding a few little seasonal accents.

And as always, I’ve linked everything so you can shop and re-create the look!

How to easily create a patriotic front porch

For the door

I already had a boxwood wreath on the door. So rather than get a whole new wreath, I just added some red, white and blue ribbon.

How to easily create a patriotic front porch using things you already have - add some red, white and blue ribbon to a boxwood wreath

 

Linking my wreath and some red, white and blue ribbon below.

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patriotic front door - wreath with red, white and blue ribbon

In the past, I’ve also done a door basket which looks really cute too! Click here to see my door basket.

 

Door Mat

You are not going to believe that I actually got both of these mats from Aldi!

Layered door mat for front porch - blue and white large mat with welcome mat on top

I love the look of layering mats so I’m linking some ones I found and love!

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Faux Plants

How to easily create a patriotic front porch - black planter box with faux ferns, hydrangeas and a flag

I had bought these faux hydrangeas back in March for our planter boxes. The quality is so amazing, they even feel real! The blue color is so beautiful for summer!

To fill your planter boxes, I like to take paper shopping bags and crumple them up and then put them in the box to add some height. Then I put in these faux ferns and then added in my faux hydrangeas.

I got these car flags from The Dollar Store which work perfectly for the planter boxes.

Add a flag to your planter boxes for easy patriotic decor for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day

I’m linking some of the things I used for my planter boxes below so you can recreate the look.

 

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And in just a few minutes with a few touches, the porch was transformed into festive Americana that can be left out all summer long!

How to easily create a patriotic front porch for all summer long Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July. Wreath with red, white and blue ribbon, add flags to your planter boxes.

 

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6 In food/ Recipes

Greek chicken pasta salad

Greek chicken pasta salad - salad with grilled chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and topped with feta and a tzatziki sauce.

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This Greek chicken pasta salad is packed with protein and can easily be made ahead of time. This salad is made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions and feta served over pasta and grilled chicken with a homemade tzatziki dressing so it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors.

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for another Wednesday Salad. This week I’m mixing up your traditional pasta salad and giving it a little Mediterranean flair for this Greek chicken pasta salad.

Why you will love this Greek chicken pasta salad

This is the perfect spring or summer dish for a party or light meal on a hot night. It’s packed with protein, and is a great way to use leftover chicken. This salad can easily be made ahead of time for the week too so that you can nosh throughout the week! I like to make the homemade Tzatziki because it just tastes so much fresher but if you’d like you can use store bought too!

Greek chicken pasta salad - bowl with pasta, tomatoes, olives, diced onion, cucumber, chicken, feta cheese and topped with tzatziki sauce.

Greek chicken pasta salad

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 1 box of pasta cooked al dente
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked, diced
  • 1 jar of kalamata olives, drained, pitted and diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 block of feta cheese, cut into cubes

For the dressing: (or store bought is fine)

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely grated and water squeezed out.
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • salt (to taste)

Directions:

1.) If you’re using a homemade Tzatziki dressing, start by making the dressing. In a medium sized bowl combine all dressing ingredients and then refrigerated. If you’re using store bought, skip this step.

2.) In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients – the pasta, veggies, chicken, and feta cheese.

3.) When ready to serve, top with Tzatziki dressing and mix well.

Making a Greek chicken pasta salad topped with homemade Tzatziki made with fresh greek yogurt, cucumber, dill and mint

Enjoy!!!

 

Greek chicken pasta salad - pasta with diced cucumber, onion, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta and drizzled with homemade tzatziki sauce.

 

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Greek chicken pasta salad - salad with grilled chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and topped with feta and a tzatziki sauce.

Greek chicken pasta salad

This Greek chicken pasta salad is packed with protein and can easily be made ahead of time. This salad is made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions and feta served over pasta and grilled chicken with a homemade tzatziki dressing so it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors.
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1 box pasta cooked al dente
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts cooked and sliced
  • 1 jar kalamata olives pitted, drained and chopped
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 block feta cheese cut into cubes

For the dressing

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely grated and water squeezed out
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive olive
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • If you’re using a homemade Tzatziki dressing, start by making the dressing. In a medium sized bowl combine all dressing ingredients and then refrigerated. If you're using a store bought, skip this step.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients – the pasta, veggies, chicken, and feta cheese.
  • When ready to serve, top with Tzatziki dressing and mix well.
Keyword pasta, salad
2 In Amazon

Friday Favorites – Patriotic Outfits for Summer

Friday Favorite patriotic red, white and blue outfits for Memorial Day and 4th of July

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It’s Friday and today I’m sharing some of my favorite patriotic outfits for summer. I’ve curated some red, white and blue looks whether you’re looking for something casual, something for by the pool or at the beach, or something a little more dressy for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.  As always, click the photos or links to shop.

Friday Favorites – Patriotic Outfits for Summer

Friday Favorites - Patriotic Outfits for Memoiral Day, Independence Day and summer - white jeans with blue and white striped shirt, red earrings and white slides.

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Best of red, white and blue outfits for Memorial Day or 4th of July- blue and white striped maxi dress with raffia sandals, raffia earrings and red bandana headband

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