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9 Delicious Watermelon Salads That Scream Summer!

July 1, 2018 (Last Updated: February 14, 2019) by Chris Collins

Nothing screams summer like a good watermelon salad. Join us in counting down the 9 most delicious watermelon salad recipes that’ll have you drooling this summer!
 9 delicious watermelon salad recipes

When is Watermelon in season?

Depending on your geographic location, Watermelons tend to come in season in June and are at their best through July and August.

How to tell if a Watermelon is ripe

There’s tonnes of tricks to find the best watermelon, here are just a few:

  • Listen for a hollow sound when tapping it.
  • Find a watermelon that’s symmetrical and unscratched without rough patches.
  • The heavier the watermelon, the better it is.
  • A ripe and juicy watermelon should have a pale yellow spot on the rind, suggesting that it was left on the ground to ripen in the sun.

How to construct the best Watermelon Salad

Like all salads, it’s all about balancing the flavours, keeping it vibrant and adding a variety of textures. The most popular way to balance the sweetness of watermelon is to use something salty, such as cheese. Heck you can even just chuck a slice of watermelon on the grill and sprinkle it in a little sea salt. Tastes gorgeous! Basil and mint also go perfectly with watermelon, as does acidity such as onion, lemon or lime. It’s also nice to balance out the soft texture of watermelon with a little crunch such as nuts.

Either way, here’s some watermelon salad constructing in action!

Anywho, that’s certainly enough from me. Let’s tuck in shall we!? 😋

1. Watermelon and Feta Salad | dontgobaconmyheart

Watermelon and Feta Salad cubes with mint and fork

There’s no more famous watermelon/cheese combo than watermelon and feta. Add some extra virgin olive oil, lime juice and mint and you’re on to a winner. Heck, why not slice it into a checkerboard whilst you’re there? 😂

2. Watermelon and Feta Salad with Avocado | iheartvegetables

Watermelon Salad Recipes - Watermelon and Feta Salad with Avocado

I guess there’s only one thing that can make a watermelon and feta salad better, and that’s our good friend avocado. Because avocado makes everything better right? 🥑

3. Grilled Watermelon Salad| dontgobaconmyheart

Grilled Watermelon Salad with arugula, blue cheese and pistachios

Get that BBQ out and bless your tastebuds with this grilled watermelon salad. Topped with arugula, blue cheese, pistachios and balsamic glaze, this really is one of the ultimate watermelon salad recipes!

4. Watermelon Beet Salad | livelytable

Watermelon Salad Recipes - Watermelon Beet Salad

Served with creamy goats cheese, peppery watercress and a nice crunch from some walnuts, this watermelon beet salad is a force to be reckoned with.

5. Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber Salad | acommunaltable

Watermelon Salad Recipes - Watermelon, mint and cucumber salad

If summer could be summed up in one photo, it’d be this. A gorgeously refreshing watermelon, mint and cucumber salad is all I need in my life right now!

6. Watermelon and Mozzarella Salad | dontgobaconmyheart

Watermelon and Mozzarella Salad balls

Yep, someone got carried away with the melon baller and I’m so glad they did. Served with basil and pine nuts, this watermelon and mozzarella salad is a delicious work of art!

7. Watermelon Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta | homeandplate

Watermelon Salad Recipes - Watermelon Chicken Salad

Who knew chicken and watermelon went together so well!? I cannot WAIT to get my teeth stuck into this recipe 😍

 8. Watermelon Basil Salad with Mint and Goats Cheese | insidetherustickitchen

Watermelon Salad Recipes - Watermelon Basil Salad

This salad is a gorgeous combination of tangy, sweet and sour. I mean is there really anything more delicious than creamy goats cheese dusted over juicy wedges of watermelon!? Nope, didn’t think so..

9. Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad | dontgobaconmyheart

How to make a Watermelon Basket - side on

And last but not least, the one and only sweet watermelon salad recipes to be mentioned on the countdown. Heck this is the only way I’m ever accepting fruit salad again!

If you loved this Watermelon Salad Recipes Roundup then be sure to Pin it for later! Let me know which one you can’t wait to try in the comments and pick up your free ecookbook along the way!





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  • Reply
    Sisi mulwa
    August 24, 2023 at 10:15 am

    A very nice salad,delicious

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 24, 2023 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    July 2, 2018 at 11:25 am

    These are some gorgeous salads. First on my list to try is the grilled watermelon salad! Love the flavors going on!

    • Reply
      July 2, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Shelby! Grilled watermelon is one of my favs too 🙂

  • Reply
    Neli Howard
    July 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I bet those flavors are amazing! Cannot wait to try this! Love! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! This recipe really impresses! I really like! Thank you.

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    Jacqueline Debono
    July 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I love watermelon with feta salad! It’s a go-to for me in summer. But there are some other great ideas here. I’d especially like to try the grilled watermelon salad!

    • Reply
      July 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Isn’t watermelon feta salad just the most incredible thing on a summer’s day!?

  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    July 2, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Thanks so much for the tips on picking a ripe watermelon – I didn’t know about the yellow spot trick! And, all these watermelon salads sound delicious – but they also look so so pretty!

    • Reply
      July 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Thank you so much! They’re pretty nifty tips right!?

  • Reply
    Sandhya Hariharan
    July 2, 2018 at 9:34 am

    THank you for some amazing tips for picking up the right watermelon.. I have a watermelon recipe on my card, this is surely going to be handy.

    • Reply
      July 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Awesome! So glad you found the tips useful, Sandhya 🙂