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Simple Summer Salads

Simple Watermelon Salad
Simple Summer Salads

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at

On a hot, sunny day the last thing anyone wants to do is work over a hot stove … even a seasoned cook. I would much rather play paddle ball on the beach or sip cocktails on the deck. Summer is a time for gatherings, but why spend all day chopping fruits and vegetables or mixing up salads from scratch when Heinen’s has ready-made salads and freshly cut produce ready to throw together?

Today I’m going to show you how you can assemble a delicious salad fit for a party using items that are chopped and prepped in the ready-made salad section of your local Heinen’s.

Simple Watermelon Salad


  • 4-5 Cups watermelon, cut into ¾-1 inch cubes
  • 4 Turkish cucumbers (or one English), cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • ¼ Cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup mint, chopped
  • ½ Cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • ¼-½ Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ Cup toasted pistachios
  • ¼ Cup olive oil
  • ⅛ Cup red wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt, more to taste
  • Cracked pepper
  • A pinch ground clove


  • Place watermelon, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Add herbs, feta and pistachios.
  • Gently mix.
  • Add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and clove. Mix to incorporate. Add to salad as desired.

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Table and Dish, Sally Roeckell
By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at

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