Watermelon and feta salad is one of the most refreshing summer combos. It combines sweet, fruity, slightly bitter and salty together. It is the best salad of all time if you ask me. Have you tried it yet? If not, please do give this beautiful summer salad a try. Perfect for this glorious weather.
How to make watermelon and feta salad?
It is a quick and super simple salad to make. I have chosen to cube the watermelon and scoop the melon, I have added the de-skinned grapefruit and crumbled some feta cheese in and some more over at the end and voila! Salad is ready. It only takes 20 minutes at most.
We had some friends for a BBQ which was great after so many weeks of being so unsocial, so, our garden was our oyster. We clearly made some nice grilled chicken and pork and I have made a couple of other side salads to enjoy. Made this watermelon and feta as a dessert and the kids had it as it is but for us the adults, of course, we couldn't help ourselves but give it a little drizzle of grapefruit vodka. It was only a little, I promise ;-). It worked a treat, very nice indeed.
What to serve with watermelon and feta salad?
This watermelon salad is definitely the perfect summer side dish to go along with any grilled chicken, any steak, or even with a super beautiful burger.
Feel free to throw in some fresh herbs other than mint. I have also made this watermelon salad with fresh thyme or basil, added some freshly sliced red onion, cucumber and olives. Wow, it is really delicious! You may also add a pretty simple vinaigrette made of just walnut oil, balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper. You may also add arugula leaves to it. Make it your own but do keep the main ingredient which is the watermelon and feta!
You may choose any melon you may have or like when making this refreshing summer salad.
Want this watermelon salad a vegan version?
It is very simple, replace the feta cheese with a vegan feta cheese and the honey with maple syrup.
- Do I need to keep this salad refrigerated? Yes. Keep it in the fridge until serving
- How long in advance can I make it? I don't recommend you make this salad for more than one hour before serving;
- What do I do with leftovers? Ideally is to consume it freshly made but you may refrigerate it for later;
- Can I make the leftover into a smoothie? Yes, ideally do not add the feta but only to the amount you consume;
- Can I freeze it? Yes but only if you wish to make a smoothie later in which case do not add the feta if you intend to make it a smoothie or even think it may have leftovers.
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Let's get going with this beautifully delicious and so refreshing summer salad.
Watermelon feta salad
- chopping board
- glass bowl
- fruit scoop tool
- 1/2 med watermelon cubed
- 1 med cuantalupe melon cubed or scooped
- 1 large grapefruit deskinned
- 200 g feta cheese cubed
- 10 leaves fresh mint chopped
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
- 1 pinch black pepeper freshly ground
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- Cut rind from the watermelon, then chop the fruit into desired sized chunks.
- Place the cubed watermelon in a large glass salad bowl. Scoop or cube the melon and add to the salad bowl. De-skin the grapefruit and add over the melons. Chop the herbs and add to the salad bowl.
- Crumble the feta into the salad bowl and mix it in gently to integrate the cheese into the salad.
- Serve as a side or a dessert and for the adults, that dare, a drizzle of vodka works quite well 😉 Add a pinch of freshly ground pepper and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you wish. We just love it.
Watermelon is one of my favorite fruit and I love to have those on summers. This salad with feta cheese looks perfect to devour watermelon in an interesting way.
Thank you dear Lathiya.
Thank you so much dear Lathiya
Diana J says
Watermelon and feta is such a classic combo! Hadn’t thought to include grapefruit. Also love the idea of maybe adding red onion, cucumber and olives.
Thanks Diana, Delicious indeed 😉
Jacqui DeBono says
This is the perfect dish for the scorching hot days when you want to eat outside, but everything needs to be refreshing to be comfortable! We always get a huge watermelon and then get a bit bored of just eating it as it is - what a lovely way to make it even more delicious!
Thank you so much dear Jacqui, I am so sure this will manage to break the monotony 😉 Thanks lovely xx
One of my favourite summer salad recipe!! I love the salty feta with the sweet watermelon. Just the most perfect combo’!
Thanks a million dear Joyce. It is a salad that we have very often as a dessert for as long as we can find melon 😉 It is really good and kids LOVE IT too which is great!
Gail Montero says
What a good flavor combination you got going in this tasty salad! Love the sweetness from the watermelon and savoriness from the feta!
So true, thank you ever so much dear Gail.
I love watermelon and feta together! Everything about this recipe is perfection! What a refreshing summer treat!
Thank you so much Leslie, for your kind feedback. I really appreciate it. 😉
This is the perfect summer salad- I could eat it daily! Mint is growing like crazy in my yard so I love that I can use some in this recipe!
Thank you so much dear Emily, yes the mint addition makes this salad even more refreshing. I really hope you'll be making it soon and enjoy it as much as we do.
Kari | Chef and Steward says
Having lived for 7 years in Dubai, Watermelon Feta Salad has become one of my faves. I love your little melon balls and the surprising addition of different melons and grapefruit.
Thank you so much Kari xx
You have so many of my favorite flavors in this salad, Ramona! I love the way tangy feta and sweet watermelon play off of one another.
Thank you so much dear Marta. xx
This salad looks very refreshing and delicious. I eat a lot of salads and this one sounds wonderful.
Thank you so much Diana xx
Such a refreshing and colorful salad with watermelon and feta in one. A complete meal in itself and I would not mind having this every day.
That is so true, thank you Renu. I am so glad you like my watermelon and feta salad. I would not mind it every day either. In fact we had it three times this week already which makes it almost every day and alternated the cheese with some blue cheese and mozzarella 😉
Jere Cassidy says
This is why I love summer so much, all the fruit is so colorful and abundant. I love the addition of the salty feta along with all the fruits and herbs.
Thank you so much dear Jere xx
I grew up eating watermelon with feta cheese, I absolutely love this combination! Love that you add honey/maple syrup to it, I've never tried it that way but will definitely have to.
Thank you so much dear Taleen, I am so glad you have found my watermelon and feta salad version inspiring.
Stine Mari says
I also love to use the leftovers in a smoothie (and just serving feta on what we eat). So delicious. The grapefruit sounds like a wonderful slightly bitter addition, yum!
Thank you dear, Stine Mari,
No waste, right? Thanks lovely, have a wonderful day!
Watermelon feta salad looks so refreshing and must have tasted so delicious.
It really does taste amazing dear Sapana, this watermelon and feta salad is superb!
Thank you Sapana x
Lesli Schwartz says
I love every ingredient in this beautiful, refreshing summer salad! This recipe is really calling my name! We do a lot of outdoor dining these days and this salad is so perfect!
Thank you dear Lesli xx