Think of hot summer days and you just know that this feta cheese and watermelon salad is thé perfect salad for those scorching days!

feta cheese and watermelon salad

Feta cheese and watermelon salad

Making this watermelon salad recipe is super easy. It uses only a few simple ingredients and is ready in no time at all. Now the first job you have to do is to find a juicy watermelon. And preferably a seedless watermelon as that just makes life a little easier. Of course you can use one with the seeds but why mess around if it can be easier?

I was lucky to find a really sweet watermelon but it can be tricky as you can’t see on the outside if it is a good watermelon. It helps if it is in the middle of summer and sometimes you can actually smell if it is ripe.

​Other than the watermelon you obviously also need feta cheese. There is something so good about the flavor combination of the feta cheese and the watermelon. Add some lamb’s lettuce and some fresh mint and you’re almost done.

Feta and watermelon salad

Making the salad

Now to make the feta cheese and watermelon salad I like to use a melon ball cutter or scoop. You can totally do it with a regular spoon or sharp knife but using the melon baller just make the salad look a bit prettier. You take a large bowl and add all the melon balls in it. I’ve made a dressing here with olive oil, sweet vinegar, lime and mustard but just a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar is also a good idea. Almost everything you need for this feta cheese and watermelon salad.

I add the lamb’s lettuce with the fresh mint and add some toasted hazelnuts and that’s your salad done. It’s the perfect summer salad and can also serve as a perfect side dish for a barbecue. For best results I would make the watermelon feta salad recipe at the last minute. Just to make sure it doesn’t get watery.

Additions and variations

This is obviously a fairly light and refreshing summer salad, but you can add various ingredients to it, to make it a bit more filling. Adding red onion, fresh herbs and English cucumbers are all great additions. I also sometimes like to add cherry tomatoes to the salad. If you don’t like feta but are still looking to add a salty cheese to the watermelon you can add some goat cheese instead. That will be somewhat creamier than crumbly feta. I prefer feta always. The best feta is real Greek feta so make sure to look out for that. You can also get various fake feta cheeses so stay away from those. They’re bland and unappealing. And you need the saltiness of the feta to make this delicious.

Watermelon salad with feta

​Now this is a pretty simple salad which also makes it perfect for this time of year. Make sure to use chilled watermelon to give it an even more refreshing feeling. Adding just a squeeze of lime juice will make it fresher. Sometimes watermelon can be a bit bland and lime juice or lemon juice will pick it right up and refreshen the taste. 

You can find the full nutrient information in the recipe card below.

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Feta and watermelon salad

Feta cheese and watermelon salad

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The perfect salad for summer is this watermelon salad with feta. Easy to make and lovely and fresh!
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Prep time 10 minutes
Total time 10 minutes

2 people

Ingredients

  • 500 gr watermelon cut into chunks
  • 100 gr feta crumbled
  • 50 gr lamb's lettuce
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp roasted hazelnuts

Dressing

  • 1,5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • pepper and salt

Titel

  • Make the dressing by mixing the vinegar, olive oil, lime juice and mustard and season to taste if needed.
  • Place the watermelon balls in a large bowl. Add the chopped mint, lamb's lettuce and pour the dressing over. Let it stand for a few minutes so the flavors can soak in.
  • Crumble the feta over the top and serve.

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3626IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 2mg

Disclaimer

The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist