Date Balsamic Vinaigrette with Watermelon & Feta Salad

Date Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing with Watermelon and Feta Salad recipe made with DateME date paste

Date Balsamic Vinaigrette with Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon and feta salad has become a classic for warm weather dining. Our balsamic vinaigrette made with DateME date paste gives it a little something extra.

Date Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing with Watermelon and Feta Salad made with DateME ready to use date paste

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup minus 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. DateME Date Paste
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ + tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper

For the Salad:

  • cubed seedless watermelon cut into ½”-¾” cubes (about 2 cups)
  • cubed/crumbled feta cheese (2-4 oz.)
  • cucumber, halved and cut into ¼” slices (½ large or 1 small cucumber)
  • baby arugula (2-3 cups)
  • fresh basil (handful)

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing together in a high speed blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place arugula on the bottom of a bowl or tray.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumber, and feta cheese. Drizzle the dressing on top and gently toss everything together.
  4. Top the arugula with the dressed watermelon, cucumber, and feta. Chop or mince the basil and sprinkle on top.

You will have plenty of dressing leftover for additional salads!

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Video Recipe – Date & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Date and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing recipe made with DateME Boutique ready to use date paste

Date & Balsamic Vinaigrette

This balsamic vinaigrette get its distinctive flavor from date paste. Change it up using different spices and mustards to pair it as a marinade with different types of meats.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup DateME Date Paste
  • 1 ½ tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • pinch cumin
  • pinch coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Store in covered container in the refrigerator.

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