Refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe: The Perfect Sweet & Savory Side Dish for Summer by Ann Marie Patitucci

Salads Side Dishes Fruit
a year ago

Refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe: The Perfect Sweet & Savory Side Dish for Summer

I love watermelon. My boys can’t get enough of the fruit. In addition to simply eating slices of it, I thought we’d try a watermelon salad recipe. This sweet and savory one is so fresh and easy to make.

The flavor combination might sound odd at first, but it’s delicious. It is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer potluck or barbecue or Mother's Day brunch or lunch. I personally think it tastes great without any dressing (or with just a drizzle of balsamic glaze or vinegar), but the dressing is delicious if you’d like to include it. You could even grill the watermelon for this salad!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6



  • 2 - 4 cups fresh spinach or romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes (no rind)
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (or berries of choice)
  • 1/2 cup blackberries (or berries of choice)
  • 2/3 cup feta cheese or goat cheese crumbles (I prefer feta)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly (I personally skip the onion but most people seem to enjoy it)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint and more for garnish (optional)

Lime Honey Dressing 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Arrange the greens in a large salad bowl. Top with watermelon, cucumber and berries. Add onion and mint, if using.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Once well combined, pour over salad (only add dressing right before serving). Top with cheese and toss. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Note: If you keep the salad in a covered container in the refrigerator it should keep fresh (without dressing) for one to two days.

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Elisa Schmitz
Watermelon and feta are a fantastic flavor combination. Thank you for the delicious recipe!
warm weather makes me crave watermelon and love it in salads like this...

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