National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

PARTNER POST: May 26 is National Pinot Grigio Day. We’re celebrating with Cavit Wines by sharing refreshing spring and summer recipes that pair perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
Celebrate a warm summer day with this feta, cucumber and watermelon salad loaded with avocado and mint and paired with a cool glass of Pinot Grigio wine.

National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

Can you believe that summer is almost here? I’ve been waiting so long for fresh watermelon, asparagus, and corn on the cob. Haven’t you? Oh yeah, and what about fresh peaches, blueberries, and blackberries? I’m in!

For me, summer means eating outside with a tall glass of wine, fresh seasonal goodies while the sun is setting. Oh yeah and longs day at the pool, sunburn and bike rides… long live summer! I am all about planning some delicious seasonal summer dishes that highlight the flavors we can only find during the summer like this Watermelon Feta and Cucumber Salad. It will become

I am all about planning some delicious seasonal summer dishes that highlight the flavors we can only find during the summer like this Watermelon Feta and Cucumber Salad. It will become your go-to for spring and summer events, cookouts and regular old weeknights.

National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

This Watermelon Salad is full of all the delicious goodies that summer has to offer like fresh watermelon, cucumber, avocado and big chunks of salty feta. It is topped with pistachios and LOTS of fresh mint. The watermelon and cucumber are super hydrating and refreshing especially when it’s hot outside. The feta adds a salty, rich flavor and you get some crunch from the pistachios.

National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

The dressing is made simply with fresh lime juice, olive oil and a bit of salt. What could be easier?

Well, pairing it with a crisp, light Cavit Pinot Grigio really takes it over the top. The flavors marry perfectly and the wine doesn’t overpower the salad. Did you know that Friday, May 26th is National Pinto Grigio Day? Can you think of a better holiday? I can’t and I’m thinking we should declare every Friday of the summer National Pinot Grigio Day!

Cavit Pinto Grigio is one of my favorite wines because it’s light, refreshing and full of citrus and apple flavor. It pairs well with all types of spring and summer meals like chicken, seafood, and turkey. It is the quintessential summer drink! Cheers!

National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

National Pinot Grigio Day: Feta, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad
 
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup sliced English cucumber
  • ½ cup cubed feta
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 10 mint leaves, torn
  • ½ cup pistachios
Dressing
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt (not too much bc feta is salty)
Instructions
  1. Add all salad ingredients in a large bowl except pistachios.
  2. In a small jar add all dressing ingredients and shake well. Dress salad generously with dressing. The lime juice should keep the avocado from browning. Toss gently.
  3. Add pistachios right before serving so they don't get soggy.

 


Karen Kelly

I am a blogger, photographer, recipe developer and mom. With three kids keeping me busy, I am always looking for easy, healthy dishes that can be prepared quickly.

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