Mediterranean Watermelon Salad With Feta

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad With Feta

Watermelon salad is the essence of summer. The refreshing combination of sweet watermelon, cool cucumbers, and salty feta with a pop of fresh mint means this watermelon feta salad recipe is easy to make and easy to enjoy with friends and family.

This simple and refreshing watermelon salad is made of sweet watermelon, cucumbers, creamy salty feta, fresh mint and basil. The lime-honey dressing brings this salad together, adding tang and a little extra punch. This watermelon feta salad is best prepared and served right away, but you can make the dressing up to 3 days in advance and save it in the fridge.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 8 


For the Honey-Lime Dressing

⭐2 tablespoons honey

⭐2 tablespoons lime juice

⭐1 to 2 tablespoons quality extra virgin olive oil I used Greek Early Harvest

⭐pinch of salt

For the Watermelon Salad

⭐½ watermelon peeled, cut into cubes

⭐1 English or Hot House cucumber, cubed (about 2 cupfuls of cubed cucumbers)

⭐15 fresh mint leaves, chopped

⭐15 fresh basil leaves, chopped

⭐½ cup crumbled feta cheese, more to your liking


Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, olive oil and pinch of salt. Set aside for a moment.

Make the Salad: In a large bowl or serving platter with sides, combine the watermelon, cucumbers, and fresh herbs.

Finish and Serve: Top the watermelon salad with the dressing and gently toss to combine. Top with the feta cheese and serve!


Variations: you can add shallots or red onions, avocado cubes, or hot peppers. You can also season the salad with a dash of Aleppo-style pepper flakes which adds a little bit of heat with sweet undertones.

Tips for Leftovers: Because this is a super watery salad, with watermelon and cucumber being the star ingredients, it is best to finish it on the same day you prepare it. However, if you have some leftovers, you can store in a tight-lid glass container for a night or two (test before serving.)


Calories: 143.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.2g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 88.2mg | Potassium: 390.1mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 22.8g | Vitamin A: 1760.8IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 32.4mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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