Mustard on Watermelon? Yep, that’s the latest TikTok trend that’s gone viral on social media.

TikTok has shown some helpful lifehacks and has introduced some amusing food trends, such as the baked feta pasta, which I haven’t tried, but have heard is delicious.

Elevating the taste factor, one TikTok user, yayayayummy posted a video showing the new Watermelon With Mustard Challenge on his account and quickly gained over 1.4 million views and 123k likes. The viral video soon inspired others to try the unusual combo, including Lizzo.

So how does the watermelon and mustard combo pair up? Let’s just say I was not impressed or blown away. Watermelon and mustard are two of my favorite food items but paired up together, not so much.

Is it gross? Not really; you get the taste of the watermelon followed by the strong, pungent, mustard taste. So unless you really like that combo, I suggest you skip it altogether and do what other El Pasoans do, add Tajin.

I love mustard on fries or in a sandwich, but when it comes to watermelon, I enjoy dousing fresh lime juice all over it topped with a slight pinch of salt.

TikTok challenges are not all that they are cracked up to be – viral or not. But if you are looking for a fantastic summer recipe, may I suggest my refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad.

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This recipe is by no means unique, but it’s probably my favorite watermelon recipe out there – it’s the perfect balance between the sweetness of the watermelon combined with the savory feta cheese and tart lemon juice that gives this summer salad its bold taste.

Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Cold chunked up watermelon
  • Add feta cheese (preferred amount)
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • Add some freshly chopped mint leaves
  • Lightly sprinkle some kosher salt
  • Mix and enjoy

My recipe may not have gone viral, but it’s healthy, vegetarian friendly, and most of all delicious.

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