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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple way to serve a watermelon salad. – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe 

I know right, got to be one of the most peculiar salads you’ve seen in a long time? But let me tell you. It works. This watermelon salad ain’t just a pretty face. Oh no. It taste freaking divine. Follow me..

Watermelon and Feta Salad cubes with mint and fork

 

When I first saw watermelon salads being chucked around the internet, it kinda freaked me out at first. Like, can’t watermelon just be watermelon?

Well, turns out the answer is no. If you’re not eating your watermelon with feta then it’s just really not worth eating. Okay I take that back, but you get the gist.

The sweetness from the watermelon in this dish compliments the salty and tangy flavours from the feta so beautifully. This, with a punch of citrus from the lime and the silky textures of the oil brings something quite heavenly to the table. Add a fresh blast of mint and your tastebuds will melt.

And when it comes to serving a watermelon and feta salad, it’s gotta be cubed.

Watermelon cubes are so simple to make and look so awesome when placed in a checkered pattern with feta. Here’s the easiest way to get everything uniformed..

How to make watermelon and feta salad cubes guidance

How to cube a Watermelon and Feta Salad

  1. Slice a watermelon ‘disk’ making sure it is the same width as your block of feta.
  2. Place your feta on top of the disk of watermelon and slice around it, then through in a 3×3 grid pattern.
  3. Arrange in a checkered pattern. Preferably on a square plate if you’ve got one!

Watermelon and feta salad dressing

When it comes to the dressing, I like to keep it as simple as possible, just to really keep the watermelon and feta the stars of the show. In such case a find just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lime juice does the trick.

A sprinkle of mint also adds a gorgeous fresh blast to this salad.

Watermelon and feta salad with mint - slicing with fork

So for a beautiful watermelon feta salad with mint recipe, and in turn a delicious and easy brunch idea, look no further. Just 15mins to bless your tastebuds!

How to make Watermelon and Feta Salad (Full Recipe and Video)

5 from 3 votes
Watermelon and Feta Salad cubes with mint and fork
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Watermelon and Feta Salad with a Lime/Olive Oil dressing and fresh blasts of Mint. An incredibly flavoursome and beautifully simple way to serve a watermelon salad.

Course: Salad, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Original
Keyword: Watermelon and Feta Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 7 oz (200g) block of Feta
  • 1 'disk' of Watermelon (sliced to the same width as the feta)
  • 2 fresh Mint Leaves, finely diced
  • squeeze of Lime Juice
  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Place the feta on top of the watermelon and slice a 3x3 grid. 

  2. Arrange in a checkered pattern. 

  3. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and lime juice, sprinkle over your mint and finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Toppings - My advice is not to over do it with the mint, olive oil, salt and pepper. The watermelon and feta combo is the star of the show, the additions are there to enhance that unique combo, not overshadow it.

 

b) Calories - based on 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For another delicious brunch idea celebrating sweet and salty, check out my Loaded Sweet Potatoes!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes served with rocket

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    The Hungry Oenophile
    April 20, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Great recipe. Watermelon and Feta makes a tasty combination. I’ve made a similar salad with shrimp in it. I was as shocked as you at how well the flavors worker together.

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      mmm shrimp sounds like a great addition!!

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    May 14, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Oh yes I am hungry 🙂 Feta and watermelon a great combo in salad..love the presentation of this salad and delicious recipe.

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Jagruti! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kate | The Veg Space
    May 14, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Ohh so clever, just love the chequerboard effect. Why does the sweet / salty thing work so well? Watermelon and feta is just perfection. Gorgeous photos too!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 15, 2018 at 10:21 am

      I know, isn’t sweet and salty just the best combo!? Thanks so much Kate 🙂

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    May 14, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    oh my what a wonderful combination! this is just a delicious way to serve watermelon. I would love to try this out sounds fantastic! BRAVO!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 15, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Thanks, Claudia! It’s so yum!!

  • Reply
    Caroline
    May 15, 2018 at 2:13 am

    I agree, much as watermelon and feta sound strange they really work so well together, especially with mint and citrus.

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Yup, all about the mint and citrus!!

  • Reply
    camila hurst
    May 15, 2018 at 2:25 am

    This presentation is amazing, Chris! And this delicious salad is right up my alley, I adore the combo of feta and watermelon!! It reminds me of a hot summer day!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Yes! Praying for some hot summer days to eat this here in the UK (wishful thinking)!

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