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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.
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
18 In Lifestyle

It’s August. Why don’t you

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It’s August. Why don’t you…

There’s something special about August. It’s just the best of both worlds. You see, I love fall. It’s very much my favorite season.  But I am also a summer girl at heart. So to me, August is like having your cake and eating it too.  Perhaps it’s knowing that summer is winding down and that there are new beginnings around the corner with back to school, getting into routines, fall approaching and the -BER months. Around this time every year I try to cram in every last bit of summer, right up through Labor Day hanging out poolside, grilling while also getting excited for all the pumpkin spice that will be coursing through my veins, sweaters  and cozy recipes.

If you are like me. Here are some ways to enjoy every last drop of August.

It’s August, why don’t you…

Pick some sunflowers. (If you’re in the Upstate area, here are some of my fave spots).

Where to see sunflowers in the Capital District

Go to the beach. And bring back some sand and seashells so you can cherish your trip with this sweet memory box.

Have a lobster roll.

Hit up the farmer’s market and enjoy fresh summer produce like peaches, zucchini and corn.

This summer stonefruit and burrata salad has been on repeat all season.

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

I also have my favorite zucchini recipes here.

Dry your hydrangeas. Now is a great time to start clipping them and drying them out to use all year round.

How to dry your hydrangeas

Get in the last of those books you wanted to read this summer and finish out the summer reading challenge strong.

You can check out my book recommendations here.

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August 9th is Book Lover’s Day. Get all of your bookie friends together and host a Book Exchange Brunch.

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Gather the kids and all their friends together and hit up the Drive -Ins for one last summer hurrah.

Get ready for back to school with this fun back to school countdown or my back to school basket idea.

Start easing into fall decor and DIYs. Like this fall front porch decor idea.

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Make your bucket list for fall.

Let’s enjoy every last bit of these lazy, sun soaked days shall we? Cheers to August!

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24 In food/ Recipes

4 Fantastic Zucchini Recipes

4 fantastic zucchini recipes - lemon zucchini bread, chocolate brownies with zucchini, greek turkey meatball vegetable bowls, and zucchini corn chowder soup

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If you have an abundance of zucchini from your garden, here are 4 fantastic zucchini recipes you have got to try!

Zucchini is one of those amazing vegetables you can make anything with and it’s super easy to grow in your garden! Usually by end of July, we are bursting at the seams with so much zucchini we don’t know what to do with! Aside from making zucchini noodles, sauteeing it, grilling it, making zucchini chips or squash casserole, there are so many delicious ways to use up that bumper crop and delight your taste buds!  Scroll down for 4 Fantastic Zucchini Recipes to try this summer.

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Lemon Zucchini Bread

We’ve all had zucchini bread but have you ever had lemon zucchini bread? Yes lemon and zucchini pair so well together and this is a great way to switch up boring ole zucchini bread! This bread is so soft with the zesty tang of lemon and the perfect right of sweetness. It also freezes really well too. Click here for the recipe.

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Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

There’s zucchini in these brownies so that must make them healthy right? Honestly these are the fudgiest brownies you will ever make. I like to sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Click here for the recipe.

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Creamy Zucchini Corn Chowder

This is a great summer soup that transitions well to fall and can be enjoyed chilled or hot. Velvety zucchini and sweet corn make a delicious base. Top with some creamy goat cheese and crackers for the perfect crunch! Click here for the recipe.

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Greek Turkey Meatball Bowls

This is such an easy healthy, weeknight meal idea! Sneak some zucchini into turkey meatballs and make crispy in the air fryer so you don’t have to heat the house! Serve over some chopped veggies and top with Tzatiki and feta. Click here for the recipe.

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I hope you enjoy all of these recipes and they give you a little more variety too!

 

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Summer stone fruit and burrata salad

summer stone fruit and burrata salad - arugula, peaches, cherries and burrata drizzled with balsamic glaze

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This summer stone fruit and burrata salad makes a delicious and refreshing summer appetizer, light lunch or side with dinner.

Summer is salad season am I right?! I mean, I eat salad all year round but in the summer time, I crave salads especially on those nights when it’s too hot to cook.  I combined my two loves of burrata cheese and ripe, sweet stone fruit for this salad that just bursts with flavor! If you were around last summer, you may remember my summer burrata board.

This summer stone fruit and burrata salad will literally transform you to vacationing in the Mediterranean. (Have you heard the term Tomato Girl? This is what they eat in their Tomato Girl Summer). Peppery and nutty arugula is topped with sweet peaches and cherries, silky burrata and rounded out with a beautiful balsamic glaze. Nectarines or plums work great in this salad too!  Eat as is or add some sliced proscuitto for a light lunch or serve with some grilled chicken or fish for a complete meal.

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

Summer Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Ingredients:

  • Arugula
  • Peaches (I used 4)
  • 1-2 cups cherries
  • 1 container of burrata, drained.
  • Olive oil (about 4 Tbsp)
  • Salt/pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Balsamic glaze

sliced peaches and cherries on a cutting board, with a plate of arugula and bowl of burrata.

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing the fruit, removing the pits and stems.

2.) In a bowl or on a platter, add a bed of arugula.

3.) Add the sliced fruits on top.

4.) Carefully cut the burrata into chunks and add on top of the salad.

5.) In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.

6.) Drizzle the olive oil mixture on top.

7.) Top off with a light drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Enjoy!!!

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

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summer stone fruit and burrata salad - arugula, peaches, cherries and burrata drizzled with balsamic glaze

Summer Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Summer stone fruit like peaches and cherries are served over arugula with silky burrata and a balsamic glaze. This summer stone fruit and burrata salad is the perfect appetizer, light lunch or salad for dinner in the warm summer months.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Arugula
  • 4 Peaches
  • 1-2 cups Cherries
  • 1 container Burrata drained
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Balsamic glaze to taste

Instructions
 

  • Start by slicing the fruit, removing the pits and stems.
  • In a bowl or on a platter, add a bed of arugula.
  • Add the sliced fruits on top.
  • Carefully cut the burrata into chunks and add on top of the salad.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  • Drizzle the olive oil mixture on top.
  • Top off with a light drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  • Serve immediately
Keyword healthy, peaches, salad, summer dish