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Summer Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jul 24, 2020 • 1 min read

Sweet watermelon and salty feta cheese produce a stunning flavor combination in this easy summer salad.



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What to Serve With Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon feta salad is a refreshing side dish for a summertime cookout. Try it with Mediterranean lamb chops, crispy fried chicken, tacos al pastor, grilled chicken and zucchini, tomato and balsamic vinegar bruschetta, or arugula avocado pasta salad.

Summer Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min


  • 1 ripe, seedless watermelon, rind removed and flesh cubed (or balled with a melon baller)
  • 1 pound feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (or substitute lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves or fresh basil leaves
  1. In a large bowl, combine cubed watermelon and feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, make the lime dressing. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper until emulsified.
  3. Drizzle watermelon salad with lime dressing and toss gently to coat. Let marinate at least 5 minutes, up to overnight.
  4. Immediately before serving, toss with fresh herb leaves.

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