How much summer do you want? This delicious watermelon salad with feta is fantastic on a hot summer day.

watermelon salad with feta

Watermelon salad with feta

You can always wake me up for melon. Or wait, maybe not; you can’t wake me up for anything, but I am a big fan of melon. Watermelon is however my least favorite as it tends to only be really good in the middle of summer. Also the flavor can vary from melon to melon and what I don’t like is a watery of dry watermelon. So make this watermelon salad with feta when you have a sweet and juicy one. It’s sad that it is hard to tell from the outside.

I consumed this salade with lamb’s lettuce, roasted hazelnuts, feta and some fresh herbs. I had it for lunch. It is arguably not a very heavy salad, but when the weather is warm I don’t mind having a lighter meal. You can of course eat is as a side dish as well.

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For making the dressing you can use the ingredients listed below or – if that’s too much work – you can simply add a bit of a good balsamico vinegar and pour it over. It is what I used in the photo. Both will work equally well but the balsamico is the quicker option for sure.

The salad is delicious without any dressing as well. There is something magical about the combination of watermelon salad with feta. The saltiness of the feta and the sweetness of the watermelon are just perfect companions.

Any other melon

If you’re not a big fan of watermelon you can make this salad with any other kind of melon you want. I love a honey melon too, although that is a lot sweeter than the average watermelon but it is certainly possible. Or use different kinds of melon.

To cut the watermelon I typically use a special spoon that makes little balls out of the melon. You can cut it anyway you want. That doesn’t make any difference flavor wise.

watermelon salad with feta

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Watermelon salad with feta

perfect for a lazy warm summer day
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 1/2 watermelon in cubes or rounds
  • 100 gr feta crumbled
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint
  • 50 gr lamb's lettuce
  • 2 tbsp hazelnuts roasted and chopped


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


  • Clean the watermelon and cut into cubes or rounds. Divide over two bowls.
  • Divide the lambs lettuce, crumble the feta on top and sprinkle the hazelnuts over the salad. Garnish with the fresh mint.
  • Make the dressing by combining the ingredients. Serve over the salad. Alternatively this is also really good with only a bit of balsamic vinegar.
Course: lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: feta, hazelnuts, watermelon
Diet: vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 601mg, Potassium: 456mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 3172IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 287mg, Iron: 2mg


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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