Watermelon and Feta Quinoa

Some people never learn. I am one of them.

Eating peanut butter before a workout always makes me feel sick. Still, I love a banana with PB before working out.

Glitter nail polish is always a super pain to take off. Still, I love love love glitter nail polish. It’s just so fun and reminds me of the good ol’ days of being 14 and carefree.

Eating something hot right out of the oven always burns your mouth. Duh. We’ve known this since we were children. Still, I eat that cheesy bread or brownie and scorch my mouth. Smart.

While I may be hard-headed and stubborn – and those of you who know me personally know this is true – I can be swayed. I always thought feta and watermelon was the hands down strangest combination I had ever heard of. Why would you ever want to mix fruit with cheese?

I mean, yes, sweet cheeses are good with fruit. Like goat cheese or brie on a spinach salad with plums or berries – that’s delicious. But watermelon isn’t exactly something you throw into a spinach salad.

But this, my friends, is good. The rumor is true. Feta and watermelon are an epic combination. The watermelon is sweet and watery and the feta has a slightly salty bite. And the basil wraps it all together. And – obviously – quinoa for a ton of vegetarian-friendly nutrients.

Watermelon and Feta Quinoa
Adapted ever so slightly from How Sweet It Is

1/2 c quinoa, cooked
1 c watermelon, chopped
1 tbsp honey
1/4 c crumbled feta cheese
2-3 giant basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp lime olive oil

Combine all!


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