Summertime Watermelon Salad

Photograph: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering

This is a bright, cool, beautiful salad with fresh flavors that’s easy to throw together and is perfect as a side for your favorite grilled fish or meat. Enjoy!

¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp minced shallots
​1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil
1 large fennel bulb shaved
3 cups cubed watermelon
1 English cucumber cubed
1 block feta, cut into cubes
1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


To make the dressing, combine the lime juice, shallots, honey & olive oil.
Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Toss in the fennel fronds.
Set aside.

Slice the fennel bulb in half through the core and use a paring knife to remove the core. Using a mandoline, slice the fennel into very thin pieces. Lightly toss with dressing and set aside.

Individually toss the Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta with the dressing. Season each with S&P to taste.

Arrange the cubes on a platter in a checkerboard style on top of the shaved fennel.


Marcia Selden Catering has been creating unique events with an accent on extraordinary food, creativity, and highly polished professional service. The business is a family affair. From her Stamford headquarters, Marcia, with daughter Robin, son Jeffrey, and a team of dedicated and experienced party planners and chefs, work together to create “dream” events. They understand that a great party celebrates life’s milestones and believe in the host’s privilege to avoid stress and enjoy every minute. We are proud supporters of marriage equality. Whatever your desire, whether it’s a low-key clambake on the beach, a lavish over-the-top wedding, or anything in between, they will create a special memory that you and your guests will remember for years.

Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning, 65 Research Drive, Stamford, 203 353-8000



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